DAVID WOODS COLUMN: Why FA Cup is crucial, John Terry departure no shock

Chelsea are the 15-8 for the FA Cup and are likewise 8-11 favourites to make next month’s final, with the winner likely to come from their game against Spurs.
Tomorrow’s game could go either way with Mauricio Pochettino’s side in sensational League form but with a terrible record at this stage of the competition, having lost their last six successive FA Cup semi-finals.
BetVictor’s outright FA Cup prices are: Chelsea 15-8, Man City 2-1, Spurs 3-1, Arsenal 9-2.
Although the Stamford Bridge side are marginal favourites, with their opponents even money, there is no escaping how well Spurs have played since returning from the international break and they could be over-priced at 17-10.
Pochettino’s side have won their last six on the bounce, scoring 21 goals in the process, and look irresistible in the final third.
Their North London rivals ...

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