Chelsea vs. Chelsea Tottenham Hotspur
Chelsea hosts Tottenham Hotspur in the second match between the two teams of the 1/2 Finals of the EFL Cup. The meeting will be played on Thursday night, January 24, at Stamford Bridge. Below we offer you winning football predictions for today‘s derby.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team took a minimal advance after the first match two weeks ago, when he scored a 1-0 home win over Harry Kane’s goal in the first half. Now the Spurs coach will not be able to rely on Harry Kane, who is injured. Tottenham Hotspur suffered another blow in the weekend when Dele Alli got a trauma in the fight against Fulham, won 2:1 by Spurs.
Teaming problems open a very good opportunity for Chelsea to reach the win and qualify for the League Cup final. Possible success can reduce the pressure on host manager Maurizio Sarri, whose stay in London has started very well. The hosts, however, have played poorly in recent times, and in their last 12 league games they have won 20 points out of a total of 36 possible. On Saturday, Chelsea suffered a second defeat in its past three games after losing 0:2 to Arsenal. The West Londoners played very poorly in this match and if they do not improve on Thursday, they will not be able to return to the winning streets. The hosts are expected to start with Olivier Giroud on the top of the attack, while Hazard and Pedro will act on both wings. Jorginho, Kante and Kovacic will work in the middle of the pitch, with Chelsea coming up with the best in this game.
It has become a problem for injured players in Tottenham team, and we have to add the absence of Son Heung-min, who is with South Korea’s national team for the Asian Cup. Mauricio Pochettino can still rely on class players like Eriksen, Lamela and Fernando Llorente in front. Tottenham Hotspur, however, will be significantly weakened due to the lack of three players, and the Chelsea team will be extremely motivated to win the match, so I would bet the hosts in this match.
Good luck with our winning football predictions today.