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Redknapp relishing Chelsea Cup clash

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Spurs cruised through against Bolton. (©GettyImages)
Spurs cruised through against Bolton. (©GettyImages).

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp can't wait for the FA Cup semi-final weekend at Wembley, where his side face Chelsea after overcoming Bolton Wanderers in the last eight.

The rearranged fixture after the collapse of Fabrice Muamba was clouded with emotion, but Spurs overcame Wanderers tanks to Ryan Nelson, Gareth Bale and Louis Saha's second-half goals.

The win sets up a derby double-header at Wembley in April, with Liverpool taking on Everton in the other semi-final before Spurs face the Blues.

"I am looking forward to it, it will be a great weekend," said Redknapp. "I wouldn't like to pick a winner from either tie, Liverpool and Everton are both capable of winning the Cup.

"It is an even game, you couldn't pick a winner between us and Chelsea. Chelsea have beaten Benfica in the Champions League, which was a fantastic result, so it is wide open."

Before taking on Bolton for a second time in the cup, Spurs had failed to win in the league since early February, a spell of form that had seen them displaced by Arsenal in third in the Premier League table, and their Champions league spot coming under severe pressure.

However, Redknapp hopes victory over Bolton can work as the perfect antidote to Spurs' wretched recent form, ahead of that crucial semi-final against the Blues.

"I was pleased with us again," Redknapp added. "But I have not been displeased with how we have been playing recently. Sometimes you get the breaks and sometimes you don't.

"Before the semi-final we have some difficult league games. But picking up the result tonight and getting us to a semi-final can be a help."

Spurs take on Swansea City this weekend before a trip to Sunderland and the visit of Norwich City.

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