Chelsea vs Tottenham: possible starting XI, head-to-head, preview

Chelsea vs Tottenham: possible starting XI, head-to-head, preview

- Chelsea vs Tottenham EFL Cup semifinal second leg clash hold at the Stamford Bridge this evening

- Spurs won the reverse fixture earlier this season with Harry Kane scoring the only goal of the match

- Meanwhile, Kane, Dele Alli and Son will not be available for the game as Chelsea were also unable to register new arrival Higuain for the match

Chelsea welcome Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur to Stamford Bridge for the second leg of their EFL Cup semifinal clash on Thursday, January 24.

Spurs will be hoping they can build on their 1-0 victory over Maurizio Sarri's men having won the first leg at Wembley Stadium.

England international Harry Kane scored the only goal what separated both sides from the spot kick as the north Londoners went ahead to win the game.

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The 25-year-old has however been ruled out until March after suffering groin injury in the games, same as Dele Alli.

While Heung-Min Son will not be available for selection as he is currently representing his country in the Asian Cup games.

Unfortunately for the Blues, they were unable to register their new signing Gonzalo Higuain for tonight's game.

Which means they will have to play Eden Hazard as false nine - the same way the manager has fielded in their past games where Alvaro Morata failed to perform.

Chelsea head into this game on the back of their disappointing 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in the EPL last weekend.

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As Spurs muscled out a slim win in their last game at the Craven Cottage after beating Fulham 2-1 on Sunday night.

According to stats, both sides have 162 times in all competitions but Chelsea have a better head to head record with 68 wins and 40 draws.

Meanwhile, the Blues have suffered defeats in their last two meetings against Spurs in all competitions this season.

If they (Chelsea) lose this evening, it will be the first time in a season they will be losing three matches against the same opponent since 2012-13 when they lost to Manchester City.

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Mauricio Pochettino's men are looking to win four games in a row against Chelsea in all competitions for the first time since a run of five between March 1961 and September 1963.

The last time Tottenham beat a team three times in the same season was in 2013-14 against Aston Villa. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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