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Lukaku set to return - How Chelsea could line up against Tottenham

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is set to welcome Romelu Lukaku back to his starting XI to face Tottenham in the League Cup

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will be hoping to get back to business on Wednesday night when his side host Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge.

With a spot in the League Cup Final up for grabs, Tuchel will know that anything short of a professional performance from his side will give Antonio Conte’s much-improved Spurs side the chance to cause an upset in this first leg.

Unfortunately for Tuchel, Chelsea are currently without a number of important first team players. Even if they will now welcome back their star striker.

In defence, Tuchel is likely to stick with his tried and tested back three, with Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr stepping in due to injuries to Andreas Christensen and Trevoh Chalobah.

Ben Chilwell and Reece James remain out of action, so Callum Hudson-Odoi and Marcos Alonso will likely take their place in the right and left wing-back positions.

In midfield, Tuchel should be able to rely upon the experienced pairing of Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho, with Mason Mount set to play just ahead of them alongside Hakim Ziyech.

Following his meeting with the Chelsea manager, Romelu Lukaku has been cleared to return to the first team and is expected to lead the line for his club on Wednesday.

How Chelsea could line up against Tottenham

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  Average Match Rating  
7.8
  Home  
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6.7
  Away  
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7.2
  Total  
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Match statistics

Chelsea
Statistics
Tottenham
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
12
12
Draws
7
3
Losses
1
5
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
45
27
Goals Per Game
2.25
1.35
More > 2.5 Goals
11
12
More > 3 Goals
8
4
Scored First in a Match
16
11
Scored Both Halves
8
5
Won More > 1 Goal
7
3
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
17
23
Did Not Score
1
5
Both Teams Scored
11
8
Kept Clean Sheet
9
8
Won Without Conceding
8
7
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
809
685
Possession
63
52
Passes
617
492
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
17
12
Shots on Target
6.75
5.50
Goals out of Shots
0.14
0.11
Crosses
24
16
Offsides
2.35
2.50
Penalties
0.50
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.45
0.40
Tackles Won
8.18
9.67
Clearances
14
20
Interceptions
9.73
9.92
Own Goals
0.05
0.05
Aerials Won
15
16
Total Shots Conceded
8.50
12
Shots on Target Conceded
3.78
3.95
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.09
0.09
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
10
Yellow Cards
1.50
1.55
Red Cards
0.00
0.00