Tottenham vs Chelsea
England – Carabao Cup
Date: Wednesday, 12 January 2022
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
When Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea meet at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday, a spot in the Carabao Cup final is on the line.
There are still four matches left to determine the new Carabao Cup winner. While both legs of the other semi-final between Liverpool and Arsenal have still to be played, the contest between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur will be completed this week, with the second leg scheduled for Wednesday at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Tottenham qualified for the Carabao Cup semi-finals by defeating Wolves, Burnley, and West Ham United in the first three rounds. Spurs’ recent run has been hit-or-miss, with only one win in a row across all competitions in the previous four weeks. However, their most recent success was a 3-1 victory against Morecambe in the FA Cup third round.
Chelsea, on the other hand, advanced to the EFL Cup’s penultimate round after defeating Aston Villa, Southampton, and Brentford. The Blues have struggled to put together a winning streak, but they haven’t lost a game since losing to West Ham United last month. Chelsea, like Tottenham, won the FA Cup third round on Saturday, defeating Chesterfield 5-1.
Chelsea beat Tottenham 2-0 in the first leg last week, with Kai Havertz opening the deadlock in the fifth minute and Ben Davies completing the scoring with an own goal. The Hard Tackle examines the matchup before of the most recent game between the two teams.
Tottenham vs Chelsea Head to head :
- The latest meeting had ended in a 2-0 win for Tuchel’s men.
- They had won seven of the former ten encounters.
- The last time these two squads locked horns at this ground, the guests won 0-3.
- It’s been two years since the hosts have won at this venue.
Tottenham vs Chelsea Prediction :
If Tottenham Hotspur’s problems in the final third weren’t bad enough, Son Heung-absence min’s would make matters even worse. The hosts will face an uphill job in reversing the deficit from the first leg, with Chelsea slowly but steadily regaining their best form.
Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku might open the score in the first half, thus ending Tottenham’s brave Carabao Cup campaign. Christian Pulisic might come off the bench in the second half to put the game away. Chelsea will win 2-0, according to The Hard Tackle.
Tottenham vs Chelsea Team News :
Spurs have been given a huge injury blow as Son Heung-min complained of leg muscle tightness after the 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge, and the South Korean international might be sidelined until the next international break.
Cristian Romero is close to returning, but he will miss out once more with Son, while Steven Bergwijn and Eric Dier are also unavailable to Conte.
Following Son’s injury, Conte will have to make a huge choice in the final third. Neither Dele Alli nor Bryan Gil impressed against Morecambe, so Harry Winks might get another start in the midfield as the Italian moves to a 3-5-2 formation.
Meanwhile, Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy tested positive for COVID-19 while on duty with Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations, and it’s unclear if Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante will be able to play this game after recovering from the illness.
Cesar Azpilicueta should be able to shake off a cramp in time to start the second leg, but Reece James, Ben Chilwell, and Trevoh Chalobah will all miss it.
Kepa Arrizabalaga, Jorginho, and Kai Havertz are among those who will attempt to restore their proper places in the starting XI, while Saul Niguez’s starting spot may be jeopardized.
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Tanganga, Sanchez, Davies; Emerson, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Winks, Reguilon; Lucas, Kane
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Sarr; Ziyech, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount, Havertz; Lukaku