The six key Chelsea players Thomas Tuchel could be without for Carabao Cup clash with Tottenham
The former Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte will return to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea for the first time as Tottenham boss on Wednesday evening. infoguidenigeria
Spurs have been drawn against their fierce London rivals in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup, with Arsenal taking on Liverpool in the other last four tie.
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Conte will be looking to win his first trophy as Tottenham manager, but will face a really tough task against a strong Chelsea team.
However, Thomas Tuchel could be without six key players for his head-to-head showdown with Conte at Stamford Bridge, which hands Tottenham a boost in their chances of reaching February’s final.
Tuchel will be without long-term absentees Ben Chilwell and Reece James. Chilwell will miss the remainder of the season after requiring surgery on a knee problem, while James will be out for nearly two months with a hamstring issue. jamb result
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Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy flew off to the African Cup of Nations on Sunday evening to represent Senegal, so Kepa Arrizabalaga is set to start in between the posts for the hosts at Stamford Bridge.
Meanwhile, Timo Werner has been missing after contracting coronavirus, but the Germany international was present at Stamford Bridge for Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool. It remains to be seen whether Werner will be available.
Andreas Christensen suffered a back injury in Chelsea’s recent draw with Brighton and missed the weekend’s clash with Liverpool – meaning the Dane is a doubt for Wednesday. Finally, Trevoh Chalobah is looking likely to miss the first leg of the semi-final.
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