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Chelsea boss Di Matteo: Bale entitled to his opinion

Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo has shrugged off claims from Gareth Bale that Tottenham are the better team.

The two clubs meet on Sunday in the FA Cup semifinals.

Di Matteo said: "We respect his opinion and we'll see on Sunday.

"Obviously, I don't agree with him."

The sides drew both league matches this season and Di Matteo added: "We played them twice in the league and both games were quite balanced in that sense.

"When you play a one-off game, it's difficult to say who's the favourite because of the form the team's in. The dynamic of the game is different.

"This is a decisive game. We are in good form. We've been getting some good results and the players are confident."

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