Tottenham obtained a comfortable 3-1 win against Chelsea in the Premier League in November – that was the Blues first Premier League defeat this season. Now the teams face each other in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg.
Mauricio Pochettino and Maurizio Sarri are both set to win their first important trophy in their careers – they are the only acting coaches of the six best teams in England who have not win yet any major awards.
The Spurs will be without Lucas Moura, while Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is anticipated to name the strongest line-up, including Pedro, Giroud and Willian, who have recovered from injuries.
After Tottenham scored twice in the first quarter during their November meeting, Sarri has urged his side to be “more hawkish.”
During the past 10 years, the Spurs have played in six semifinals, but lost all of them versus clubs from the Premier League.
The latest odds from top bookmakers:
Tottenham (4-3-3): Gazzaniga; Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rose; Sissoko, Winks, Eriksen; Dele, Son, Kane.
Chelsea (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Morata, Hazard.