Football League Cup Semi-finals
Jan 12, 2022 KO: 19:45

Tottenham - Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium London
Referee: Andre Marriner
  18' Rüdiger

Match preview

Five players missing? How Chelsea could line up against Tottenham in League Cup

Thomas Tuchel will be missing a number of first-team players when his Chelsea side take on Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup

Chelsea will have to be at their very best on Wednesday if they are to overcome a much-improved Tottenham Hotspur side in the English League Cup.

Antonio Conte has quickly but surely started to impose his expertise on Spurs and as if that wasn’t difficult enough for Thomas Tuchel, it seems as though the Stamford Bridge side will have to contend with a number of injuries and absences.

In defence Chelsea are still without Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James, Ben Chilwell and Cesar Azpilicueta. As such, we’re likely to see a back three of Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva and Malanga Sarr. Callum Hudson-Odoi and Marcos Alonso should take up the wing-back roles for this game.

In midfield, Tuchel is still likely to be without N’Golo Kante, which means a duo of Mateo Kovacic and Saul Niguez, with Mason Mount playing in a more advanced position.

The Chelsea manager is likely to stick with Romelu Lukaku after his goal at the weekend, with a much-improved Hakim Ziyech playing off him in a similar No.10 role to Mount,

How Chelsea could line up against Tottenham in League Cup

Match statistics

Tottenham
Statistics
Chelsea
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
11
12
Draws
3
7
Losses
6
1
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
28
47
Goals Per Game
1.40
2.35
More > 2.5 Goals
13
11
More > 3 Goals
5
8
Scored First in a Match
9
16
Scored Both Halves
5
8
Won More > 1 Goal
4
8
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
26
18
Did Not Score
6
1
Both Teams Scored
9
12
Kept Clean Sheet
6
8
Won Without Conceding
5
7
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
12
18
Shots on Target
5.22
7.20
Goals out of Shots
0.10
0.14
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.40
2.12
Penalties
0.05
0.50
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.30
0.40
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.10
0.05
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
12
8.20
Shots on Target Conceded
3.95
3.47
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.10
0.10
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
10
10
Yellow Cards
1.00
1.20
Red Cards
0.00
0.00