Chelsea vs. Tottenham time, TV channel, stream, lineups, betting tip & pick for Carabao EFL Cup semi

As Manchester City escapes with the English Premier League title, now 10 points above the rest, national cup competitions in England take on a new importance for some of England’s best clubs in their quest for trophies this season.

Chelsea and Tottenham will find plenty of motivation when they meet in the Carabao Cup semi-finals at Stamford Bridge in the first of two matches to decide who goes to the final at Wembley. The match represents a rematch of the 2015 final when goals from John Terry and Diego Costa defeated the Spurs 2-0.

Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris were among the current Spurs players who participated in that 2015 game and will seek to avenge the loss. Tottenham also reached the Carabao Cup final last year, losing 1-0 to a Manchester City team that also beat Chelsea on penalty kicks in 2019 in the Blues’ most recent appearance in the tournament’s title match. .

In addition to the stories, Tottenham manager Antonio Conte (press conference below) returns to Stamford Bridge, where he spent two seasons and won two other national trophies, the Premier League and the FA Cup, but failed to come out with the Cup. Carabao.

How to watch Chelsea vs Spurs

  • Date: Wednesday 5 January
  • Hour: 2:45 pm ET
  • Television channel: — none —
  • Spanish television: — none —
  • Transmission: ESPN + (subscribers only)

Wednesday’s game between Chelsea and Tottenham from Stamford Bridge will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN’s ESPN + streaming service, which has broadcast all the games from the later stages of the tournament.

Chelsea vs. Tottenham Projected Lineups

has apologized to manager Thomas Tuchel for his interview with Sky Italia and is back in the fold, potentially as a starter against Spurs. Another influential player, the goalkeeper, will not be there after leaving for the African Cup of Nations, leaving as a first choice.

In midfield, he’s back from injury and will likely return to the starting lineup, meaning one of and will see the bench, although both were fantastic in Sunday’s Premier League draw with Liverpool. The assumption is that Kante falls to the bench, as Kovacic ran the show against Liverpool and Kante has struggled with nagging injuries of late.

It is possibly set to appear after recovering from COVID-19, and could join him after both reportedly rejoined training. (back) and (hamstring) are out, and they suffered a thigh strain against Liverpool and will miss. Therefore, he should remain in the starting lineup of Chelsea’s lean defensive corps.

Kepa (GK) – Rudiger, Silva, Azpilicueta – Alonso, Kovacic, Jorginho, Pulisic – Hudson-Odoi, Lukaku, Mount.

Tottenham’s only injury concerns are and, who will be out for the next week as they continue to recover from injury setbacks.

As a result of their relatively healthy squad, the Spurs have options in midfield: He’s back from his knee injury but trapped behind Spurs produce and both are in good shape as they take turns rotating alongside him.

I had a chance against Southampton but it disappointed, and Conte is unlikely to return with him for this match. Expect little, if any, change since the weekend’s win over Watford.

Lloris (GK) – Davies, Dier, Sanchez – Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Emerson – Son, Kane, Lucas Moura.

Chelsea vs. Tottenham betting selection and prediction

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Lukaku’s return means great things for Tuchel and the Blues. It is clear that Chelsea are a better team with Lukaku on the field leading the attack. The Blues have no other player who can do what Tuchel asks of Lukaku, even if the Belgian doesn’t like it. This coming month is preparing very well for Lukaku to begin his redemption tour.

Tottenham, meanwhile, have been looking better with Conte lately, but the goals have worryingly evaporated. The Spurs failed to score by more than half against 10-man Southampton, then barely screeched a leaking Watford defense. With matches against Arsenal and Chelsea (again) in league play, this match could possibly help the Spurs attack get back on track against a Chelsea defense that is dealing with key injuries.

Therefore, a high-scoring match is possible once again after their last meeting in August, when the Blues dominated in a 3-0 away win with the expected strength of 2.5 goals. Assuming Lukaku lines up, it’s hard not to favor Chelsea at home when you get the Blues for more money (+100). And if you believe in the case of the ending, the parlay only serves to sweeten the boat (+240).

Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham

Chelsea win and over 2,5 goals (+240)

  • Money line: Chelesa +100 / Draw +260 / Tottenham +275
  • Spread: Chelsea -0.5 (-105) / Tottenham +0.5 (-125)
  • O / U 2.5 total goals: Over +100 / Under -125
  • Both teams will score: Yes -120 / No -105