Chelsea vs Tottenham predictions, betting tips and match preview for the second Carabao Cup semi-final clash on Thursday 24th January. Spurs hold a slender advantage going into this match but can the injury hit side get over the line and book a place in the final?
New Chelsea signing Gonzalo Higuain won’t feature in this match and neither will Dele Alli, Harry Kane or Heung-Min Son for the visitors. With a place against Manchester City in the final up for grabs, see our Chelsea vs Tottenham predictions below.
The Stamford Bridge outfit know they need to turn around the controversial 1-0 defeat suffered at Wembley two weeks if they are to book a place in the final. THe only goal of the game came when VAR adjudged Harry Kane to be onside before being fouled in the box by Kepa. Different angles show VAR might have got the decision wrong though. With injuries to the Tottenham front players, they might have to sit on this lead a bit more here and Chelsea could capitalise, but Sarri’s side aren’t in great form and now Morata set to join Atletico Madrid, it will be left to Olivier Giroud or Eden Hazard to lead the line.
Goals could be at a premium here so for the first of our Chelsea vs Tottenham predictions in the Carabao Cup, we are betting on the draw at 3/1 with MoPlay.
Eden Hazard has gone on record saying he enjoys playing with Olivier Giroud and he does well when they pair up. If the Frenchman gets the nod to start upfront for Chelsea here, Hazard will have some of the burden taken off him in front of goal. However, the Belgian has been Chelsea’s best player by a mile this season and has already been the hero in the Carabao Cup, scoring the winning goal at Anfield earlier in the competition.
With so much at stake for Sarri and his team, Hazard will need to be at the top of his game with the likes of Pedro and Willian not really firing and Jorginho coming under more and more pressure, it’s not very imaginative but Hazard to score anytime is the second of our Chelsea vs Tottenham betting tips.
With a tight game expected and not many goals, a 1-1 draw will be the selection to round off our Chelsea vs Tottenham predictions. This will take Spurs into the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City and a chance to lift silverware for the first time since 2008, when they won this League Cup competition. Spurs haven’t drawn many games this season (just two in the Champions League) but will be delighted with a 1-1 draw which will take them to the final.
Chelsea to win: 8/13
Tottenham to win: 5/1
Gonzalo Higuain hasn’t completed his transfer to Chelsea in-time to be considered for this match so he won’t feature and Alvaro Morata is on the brink of a move back to Spain with Atletico. Chelsea were a bit unfortunate not to get an equaliser in the first leg but know they need to score here so expect Hazard, Giroud and probably Pedro to play. Ross Barkley could be recalled to the starting line-up but Callum Hudson-Odoi might not feature as he still battles to leave the club.
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