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Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur: Match preview, Prediction, Venue & Where to Watch Details | Carabao Cup 2018-19 

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23 Jan 2019, 13:02 IST

Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea - Carabao Cup: Semi-Final First Leg
Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea - Carabao Cup: Semi-Final First Leg

Chelsea host fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final as they look to turn a 1-0 deficit around and progress to the ultimate stage of the tournament where most probably, Manchester City lay in wait.

Both sides met in at Wembley and against quite a few expectations, Chelsea failed to open their account despite continuous pressure and chances.

Spurs have beaten Chelsea twice already this season, once in the league as well. Hence, this match comes down as a symbol of vengeance and reprisal.

Here's all you need to know ahead of the high-voltage encounter between Chelsea and Spurs.


Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur: Kickoff information

Date: 24 January 2019

Time: 19:45 (local time), 01:15 (IST)

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Livestream: Live stream on Jio TV.


Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur: Form guide

Last 5 matches (in all competitions)

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Chelsea: L-W-L-W-D

Tottenham Hotspur: W-L-W-W-W


Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur: Head-to-head

Chelsea wins: 68

Tottenham Hotspur wins: 54

Draws: 41


Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur: Key players

Chelsea:

Crystal Palace v Chelsea FC - Premier League
Crystal Palace v Chelsea FC - Premier League

Jorginho's recent performances for Chelsea have come under major scrutiny. Whenever Sarri's team loses, it is his trump card Jorginho, who is kept in wraps. Against Arsenal as well, the story was same.

It's time the Italian finds free space, works harder and adds vision to his game. It's time he justifies his price tag and the reason why this team is built around him.

Tottenham Hotspur:

Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea - Carabao Cup: Semi-Final First Leg
Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea - Carabao Cup: Semi-Final First Leg

The onus of creating and taking chances falls on Christian Eriksen, who is one one of the fully fit first team stars. With the likes of Kane and Alli out, he will have to cut passing lanes, break into advanced positions and take his side over the line.


Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur: Prediction

Given the present situation at Stamford Bridge and Sarri's criticism of his players, Spurs will start as slight favourites, despite recent injury woes. The Blues have not been able to find the back of the net as often as they would’ve liked, and that could be a major problem against a side that relies on intensity and speed.

Expect both teams to share the spoils at the Bridge, which only means Spurs will progress to the final. 

Predicted score: Chelsea 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

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