Big Game Focus: Tottenham v Chelsea

Tottenham look to utilize their home advantage when they host Chelsea in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday night.

Spurs literally strolled their way into the FA Cup Fourth Round with a 7-0 demolition of Tranmere on Friday, but Chelsea will prove a much more difficult prospect. Chelsea is just one of their first major challenge as after that Manchester United awaits them in the Premier League come the weekend.

Chelsea for their part have also endured this run of fixtures. However, they have a less unnerving home match against Newcastle at the weekend. Maurizio Sarri rested the majority of his first team players in their own 2-0 win against Nottingham Forest at the weekend but injury has hit his attacking options.

One thing for sure is that we can expect a competitive fixture as both sides are tactically innovative to adapt to whatever conditions might be there.

Betting preview

Chelsea have scored in 13 of their 14 away matches this season whilst Tottenham have scored in all but one of their competitive home matches this season. This makes odds of 1.60 for Both Teams to Score look attractive and you can back that here.

Chelsea have won each of their last three domestic cup meetings between the sides, including a 2-0 win in the League Cup final back in 2015.Could they extend this impressive record?  Odds for a Chelsea win are placed at 3.30 and you can back that be clicking on this link.

Four of the last five meetings between the two sides have produced Over 2.5 Goals and there is a very high likelihood for the same to happen here. Therefore you can back Over 2.5 Goals at odds of 1.80 here.

Team news

Moussa Dembele and Erik Lamela are doubts for Spurs, while Vincent Janssen, Victor Wanyama, Jan Vertonghen, and Eric Dier are all ruled out. We expect Mauricio Pochettino to rotate significantly as they prepare to host Manchester United at the weekend.

Willian, Olivier Giroud, and Pedro are all doubts for Chelsea, while Marko van Ginkel and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are both sidelined.

Possible line ups

Tottenham: Gazzaniga, Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rose, Sissoko, Winks, Eriksen, Heung Min, Kane.

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Emerson, Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Morata, Hazard.