CHE vs TOT Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Carabao Cup, Semi-Final, 1st Leg
When: January 9, 01:30 AM, IST
Where: Wembley Stadium
CHE vs TOT Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Tottenham Hotspur will be welcoming Chelsea to the Wembley Stadium for a crunch Carabao Cup 2019 1st leg match, tomorrow, on Wednesday night.
Mauricio Pochettino has recently claimed about the growing pressure on him as he continues to search for his first trophy as a Spurs manager. The former Southampton and Espanyol boss was talking before his team’s FA Cup 3rd round clash against Tranmere that the Cup wins won’t be enough to make his job secure.
However, the job he has done with his former club is astoundingly brilliant, considering the amount he has been given to spend until now. No wonder, some big European clubs are chasing him for his signature, including both Real Madrid and Manchester United who both are expected to fight for him in the approaching summer.
Spurs may not have won anything under Pochettino but they have become a true force in Europe. They are one of the most consistent teams, having qualified to the Champions League in the last four years or so. While this season, they are very much on course to grab another European qualification, while they remain very much in the title race.
Things could have been rosier had they not suffered an uncanny defeat against Wolves in their last fixture of 2018 as a win would have brought them within 3 points of Liverpool.
For Maurizio Sarri, the Carabao Cup is a golden opportunity to start his reign in the most perfect manner. Jose Mourinho is the perfect example for him at the Stamford Bridge as the former Manchester United boss won the League Cup as his first trophy in England, and the rest is history.
However, it’s easier said than done as Sarri has already lost 3-1 against Tottenham in the Premier League this season. His side is not consistent enough as well after dropping some crucial points in the league against unfancied teams, especially at home during the festive fixtures where the Blues picked up just one point from two games.
Chelsea enjoyed a rather easy outing in the FA Cup as they ran out 2-0 winner over the Championship side Nottingham Forest. Callum Hudson-Odoi stole the show as he contributed with two assists in the match. The 18-year-old is expected to start the match.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Tottenham Hotspur – W W W L W W
Chelsea – W L W W D W
CHE vs TOT Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea Team News:
Injured – Lucas Moura suffered a knee injury in the FA Cup win over Tranmere and will miss out, while Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama have both been ruled out as well.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – There is some good news for all Spurs fans as Jan Vertonghen and Mousa Dembele both have resumed training and could be involved.
Note: Hugo Lloris hasn’t been used in either Carabao Cup or FA Cup this season and this could be the case here as well with Gazzaniga getting the nod here.
Key Players – Son, Kane, Eriksen
Injured – Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been ruled out for the Blues with a back injury.
Suspended – None
Questionable – Pedro, Willian and Olivier Giroud all have returned to the training. However, there is a doubt over their fitness levels and all will be assessed ahead of the match.
Note: Callum Hudson-Odoi starred against Nottingham Forest and is expected to start here.
Key Players – Hazard, Willian
CHE vs TOT Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Tottenham Hotspur– Gazzaniga (GK), Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Sissoko, Winks, Eriksen, Alli; Son, Kane
Chelsea– Kepa (GK), Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso; Jorginho, Kante; Barkley; Hazard, Morata, Hudson-Odoi
CHE vs TOT Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Please note that Spurs have so far not used Hugo Lloris in either Carabao Cup or FA Cup so far. So Gazzaniga could keep his place having featured against Arsenal as well.
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Spurs are in an incredible form despite losing to Wolves. This remains the only dot on their rather perfect run-in in the last 10 games or so. They have also scored a whopping 22 goals in the last five games coming into this match.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have suffered just three losses this season, all in the league and none in the cup competitions. Could they avoid the defeat here?
We think so and back them not to lose this game.
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