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Chelsea vs Tottenham Lineup, Kick-Off Time, Head To Head Stats And Team News

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Chelsea vs Tottenham Lineup, Kick-Off Time, Head To Head Stats And Team News

The Carabao Cup (EFL Cup) semi-final clash between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday kick off at Stamford Bridge at 7:45pm

Given that they’ve both made it to this stage, and with the reward for the team that gets through the match being an appearance in the final of the competition, we could be set for a thrilling encounter.

 

The first of this season’s Carabao Cup semi-finals will see London rivals, Chelsea and Tottenham meet at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Though there were calls for the ties to be played over one-leg amid the fixture pileup caused by Covid postponements, the EFL have stuck with the traditional two-legged format, with the victors to face either Liverpool or Arsenal in the final.

Chelsea will enter this match following on from a 2-2 Premier League draw against Liverpool. At the other end, Tottenham Hotspur will come into this game following a 0-1 Premier League win as they defeated Watford in their most recent fixture. For Thomas Tuchel, the match has taken on added importance after a difficult Christmas period that has seen the Blues slips ten points behind Manchester City in the Premier League title race. For Antonio Conte, this competition may represent his best chance of ending his first season in charge of Tottenham with an elusive trophy.

Date, kick-off time and venue

The clash between Chelsea and Tottenham is scheduled to hold on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. The match will kick-off at 7:45pm GMT. The match will be played at Chelsea’s home stadium, Stamford Bridge in London.

Chelsea team news

Andreas Christensen (Back Injury), Reece James (Hamstring Injury) and Ben Chilwell (Ruptured cruciate ligament) will be missing for Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel.

Tottenham team news

Timo Werner was also missing as he returns from a Covid absence and the German remains a major doubt, while Reece James and Ben Chilwell are still injured and Edouard Mendy has left to join up with Senegal ahead of the AFCON. For Tottenham, Cristian Romero, Ryan Sessegnon and Steven Bergwijn remain out but Conte has no fresh injury concerns following the weekend’s late win over Watford.

Past head to head results

An examination of past results between these clubs going back to 22/12/2019 shows that these fixtures have been miserable for Tottenham Hotspur. They’ve not been able to get any wins at all while Chelsea have just been too good for them, beating them in 67 per cent of those games played. In all, 11 goals were produced between them in this period, with 9 of them from The Blues and 2 for Spurs. The average goals per game has been 1.83.

 Lineups

Chelsea predicted XI (3-4-2-1): Kepa, Silva, Rudiger, Sarr; Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Ziyech, Pulisic, Werner

Spurs predicted XI (3-4-2-1): Lloris; Sanchez, Rodon, Davies; Royal, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Reguilon, Lucas, Son; Kane.

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