Graeme Le Saux: What I’ve noticed about Chelsea ahead of Tottenham clash

The former Chelsea defender believes Antonio Conte's side have become more counter-attacking over the course of 2016-17 season

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Graeme Le Saux has claimed that Chelsea have developed into a more counter-attacking team as the 2016-17 has progressed.

The Premier League leaders are four points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur with six games to go in the title race.

Chelsea will take on Spurs in the first FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday evening as Antonio Conte looks to reach his first final.

The west London side have lost two of their last four Premier League games following losses to Manchester United and Crystal Palace.

Former Chelsea defender Le Saux made a claim about the Blues under Conte ahead of their semi-final against Tottenham at Wembley in Saturday afternoon.

“Both teams will want to go out there and be creative and I’ve noticed that the Blues have developed more into a counter attacking team as the season has worn on,” Le Saux told Betfair’s blog.

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Chelsea finished in tenth place in the Premier League table following a disappointing defence of their top-flight crown under Jose Mourinho and then Guus Hiddink.

The Blues are looking to win their second Premier League title in three seasons but their first under new boss Conte.

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