Thomas Tuchel’s & co. will take short trip to north London to lock horns with Tottenham Hotspur in the second leg of their semi-final of the Carabao on Wednesday evening.
The Blues will be aiming of finish their job at London stadium when face Antonio Conte’s men on Wednesday evening.
Last week, Thomas Tuchel’s men claimed a 2-0 win in the first leg and are only 90 minutes away from setting up a final showdown with Liverpool or Arsenal.
Despite Antonio Conte lead Spurs to Stamford Bridge on the night, Chelsea just took five minutes to broken the deadlock as Kai Havertz netted lovely goal before a comical own goal settled the contest before half time, as Tanganga’s attempted clearance from a free kick cannoned off Ben Davies into the back of the Spurs net.
After beating Spurs in mid-week, Thomas Tuchel’s men thrashed non-league Chesterfield in the third round of FA Cup. Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Romelu Lukaku and Andreas Christensen killed the game off before half-time.
And a Hakim Ziyech penalty further humbled the non-league side before the hour mark, but Akwasi Asante’s consolation made the journey for the travelling Chesterfield fans somewhat worthwhile.
Tottenham, on the other, came from behind to defeat Morecambe in the third round of their FA Cup match. The visitor taken an early lead but once reinforcements in the shape of Lucas Moura and Harry Kane arrived from the bench, Conte’s side ultimately booked their spot in the fourth round of the tournament.
That 3-1 win was the latest in a long line of home successes for Spurs under Italian coach, with the ex-Chelsea and Inter Milan boss winning seven and drawing one of his eight games in charge at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since arriving in North London.
Tottenham Hotspur Team News And Tactics
Ahead of tonight’s clash, Antonio Conte will be without four first-team players. Son Heung-min reported muscular pain in his leg following the 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, and the South Korea international could be out of action until the next international break.
Cristian Romero is edging closer to a return but will miss out once again alongside Son, while Steven Bergwijn and Eric Dier are also not at Conte’s disposal.
Tottenham possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Tanganga, Sanchez, Davies; Emerson, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Winks, Reguilon; Lucas, Kane
Chelsea Team News And Tactics
Thomas Tuchel, on the other hand, will without five first-team players when pay visit to north London club. Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah and Ben Chilwell battle with their respectively injuries problem and all will miss the second leg.
Edouard Mendy, who is on duty with Senegal for the Africa Cup of Nations tested positive for COVID-19 while Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante also contracted with the virus but the Blues pair are recover from the virus after taken part in Tuesday’s training session alongside the rest of Thomas Tuchel’s squad.
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Sarr; Ziyech, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount, Havertz; Lukaku
Date, kick-off time and venue
Tottenham vs Chelsea is scheduled for a 8:45pm GMT kick-off on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
The match will be played Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Where to watch Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.