Chelsea vs Tottenham match preview, team news and predicted XI

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Two sides from London will battle it out for the first leg of the semifinal round of carabao cup. Both the teams will be looking for a win for having an upper hand in the second leg.

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It’s the Spurs who will host chelsea at wembley stadium, they last lifted the league cup in 2008 where they defeated Chelsea only. So they will be hoping or the same result to get a good first leg lead against Chelsea. On the other hand, Chelsea is in decent form and if it is not a win, they will at least want to take away some goals which will help them the in second leg where they will be serving as the hosts.
The winner of the 2 legs will go on to face the winner of Manchester city vs Burton albion clash.

Team News

Tottenham
Mousa Dembele, Eric Dier, Jan Vertonghen, Victor Wanyama are still recovering from injury and will miss the clash. After coming back from illness Eric Lamela will start on Bench and could be brought on for some minutes.
Lucas Moura will also miss the clash due to a knee injury.
From the guys who missed the FA cup match Kieran Trippier, Sanchez, Lloris & Eriksen will be sure starters.

Predicted XI – Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Davies, Sissoko, Winks, Son, Alli, Eriksen & Kane.

UPDATE – There is a change in the team, Gazzaniga is in and Lloris is out of the predicted XI.

Chelsea
Pedro still remains doubtful for Chelsea as he is still recovering whereas Kovacic has returned to full fitness after the illness. He is expected to get some playing time.

Willians involvement in the match still looks like a 50-50 chance after he received a blow
in Southampton clash.

Predicted XI -Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Liuz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, Odoi, Hazard & Morata.

Match Prediction

Tottenham hotspur 3 – 1 chelsea
Tottenham is expected to repeat their performance as of november where they won 3-1 against chelsea.

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