I’M rubbing my hands with glee at the prospect of this weekend’s FA Cup semi-finals.

They shouldn’t be played at Wembley because as a traditionalist I firmly believe our fine national stadium should only be used for the final itself.

But that aside what a prospect we have with Spurs playing Chelsea  and 24 hours later Manchester City taking on Arsenal.

Betfred have Chelsea, who looked distinctly under par losing to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, as 2/1 favourites to win the cup with City 9/4, Tottenham 3/1 and outsiders Arsenal  at 4/1.

Chelsea remain firmly in the driving seat for the Premier League title in what is sadly emerging as an all-London two-horse race with City, Liverpool, United and Arsenal battling it out for the other two all-important Champions League qualifying spots.

The odds on second-place Spurs becoming champs tumbled from 15/2 to 9/2  at Betfred but Chelsea remain 1/6 favourites with City 100/1 and Liverpool 200/1 to lift the title.

City and Liverpool have the advantage in the battle to join Chelsea and Spurs in the top four places  now we are well into the climax of the season. They are both odds on with United 4/1 and Arsenal 9/1.

The Betfred Super League continues to set the pulses racing with so many teams competing at the top. St Helens with interim boss Sean Long at the helm narrowly beat  now joint leaders Castleford  which was something of a surprise on Monday – a day when for once the majority of results went with the favourites.

Warrington made it three straight wins with a hard-fought 26-24 triumph over lowly Huddersfield on  Monday…and in doing so their odds on winning the Grand Final  tumbled from  33/1 to 16/2. Next up the Wolves host Wakefield this weekend and will be at least 12 point favourites.