Chelsea vs Tottenham
England – Carabao Cup.
Date: Thursday, 24th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
Tottenham has the stage set to go through to the final of the English League Cup. They face a mentally depleted Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this Thursday.
The hosts are under severe pressure from their manager Maurizio Sarri. He has urged his players to show some grit on the page and severely criticized them for them lack of conviction. They have lost and won 2 of their previous 5 matches across all competitions.
After a loss to Leicester at home in the Premier League, they are unbeaten in 3 matches on the row. Two of those latest games against Newcastle and Nottingham Forest were won by the Blues in front of their home fans. With Sarri playing defensive tactics, most of their recent matches had a low scoring end.
Tottenham have been great in their recent matches under Mauricio Pochettino. Apart from a home defeat to Manchester United, they won all of their last 5 matches. More than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 games and they kept a clean sheet in 3 games as well.
Away from home they are on a 5 match winning run in all competitions currently. The four of those matches had over 2.5 goals in total at full time. Sarri may be wondering how to outfox such a team who are on top of their game at home.
With their players under pressure, the Blues may have fall short in the race for silverware.
The Spurs have a goal lead over the hosts, which can change any minute in these Cup games. But I think they have enough attacking and defensive power to keep Chelsea at bay and go into the finals of the League Cup