Rafael Benitez sets sights on Spurs showdown

Benitez is convinced the battle will be decided by Chelsea's clash with Tottenham at Stamford Bridge, which is still to be rearranged after being postponed this weekend as a result of the Blues' FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City.

updated: April 08, 2013 22:04 IST
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London: Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez believes his side's showdown with Tottenham will be a decisive moment in the battle to qualify for the Champions League.

The Blues are slugging it out with Tottenham and Arsenal to finish in the Premier League's top four and the momentum swung back to Benitez's men on Sunday.

While Tottenham were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw with Everton, Chelsea secured a hard-fought 2-1 win over Sunderland which allowed the west Londoners to climb above Andre Villas-Boas's team into third place on goal difference.

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