Chelsea – Tottenham, EFL Cup semi-final, January 24. Preview, odds

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Chelsea have a great chance to respond to Maurizio Sarri’s exceptional criticism of his team as the Blues face another tough test on Thursday – a must-win EFL Cup semi-final second leg versus Tottenham.

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Sarri blamed his players of lacking the ethos of sport needed to participate at the top-level after falling to Arsenal on Saturday – the result that fueled the top four race.

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Now Chelsea will have to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit versus Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham.

Spurs have faced a crisis recently: Harry Kane and Dele Alli are injured, Heung-min Son received an international duty to participate for the national team, and Fernando Llorente – not in the best form.

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Nevertheless, Pochettino’s troops showed morale and won 2-1 against Fulham on Sunday, so now they are ready for the derby.

The latest odds from top bookmakers: 

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