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Chelsea vs Tottenham: Match preview, team news, prediction & where to watch

15:45 GMT 05/01/2022
Romelu Lukaku Chelsea 2021-22
The Blues will come up against their former manager as they aim to gain a first-leg advantage over Spurs in the Carabao Cup
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Antonio Conte will be aiming to come back to haunt his former club when Tottenham visit Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea in Wednesday's Carabao Cup clash.

The Spurs manager spent two seasons in the Blues dugout in west London, winning both the Premier League and FA Cup.

Having made a promising start to life at Spurs, he will be aiming to put them one step closer to silverware with a first-leg victory away from home.

Ahead of the game, GOAL brings you everything you need to know, including how to watch, team news, odds and more.


Chelsea vs Tottenham


Wednesday, January 5th

Kick-off time

7:45pm GMT

Chelsea vs Tottenham TV channel, live stream & how to watch

Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Football is showing Chelsea vs Tottenham live on TV in the United Kingdom (UK) and the game can also be streamed live online using Sky Go.

UK TV channel

UK online stream

Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Football

Sky Go

Chelsea team news & squad




Kepa, Mendy, Bettinelli


Rudiger, Alonso, Silva, Christensen, Azpilicueta, James, Chilwell, Chalobah, Sarr


Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Saul, Loftus-Cheek, Mount, Barkley, Ziyech


Lukaku, Havertz, Werner, Hudson-Odoi, Pulisic

Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Andreas Christensen and Ruben Lofuts-Cheek are all injured, while Trevoh Chalobah is doubtful and Timo Werner is unlikely to feature as he recovers from Covid-19.

Edouard Mendy has departed for Cameroon to take part in the Africa Cup of Nations, although Romelu Lukaku could be involved after clear the air talks with Thomas Tuchel.

Predicted Chelsea starting XI: Kepa; Sarr, Silva, Azpilicueta; Alonso, Jorginho, Kovacic, Hudson-Odoi; Mount, Pulisic; Lukaku

Tottenham team news & squad




Lloris, Gollini, Austin


Doherty, Reguilon, Romero, Sanchez, Dier, Emerson, Rodon, Tanganga, Davies, Sessegnon, Omole, Fagan-Walcott, Lyons-Foster, Paskotsi


Hojbjerg, Winks, Lo Celso, Skipp, Alli, Ndombele, Cesay, Michael Craig, Matthew Craig, Mundle


Kane, Son, Lucas, Gil, Bergwijn, Scarlett, Markanday

Cristian Romero, Ryan Sessegnon and Steven Bergwijn are the only injury concerns for Antonio Conte who is expected to field a strong line-up.

Predicted Tottenham starting XI: Lloris; Tanganga, Dier, Sanchez; Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Winks, Emerson; Son, Kane, Lucas

Betting odds & tips

Chelsea is favourite to beat Tottenham at 19/20 (1.95) with bet365. At 14/5 (3.80) to win, Tottenham are considered outsiders.

Harry Kane is 9/2 (5.50) favourite to be first goalscorer after goals in three of his last five games, while Kai Havertz is rated 5/1 (6.0) to break the deadlock with his first goal since early November.

With six of Chelsea's last eight home games resulting in draws and their two most recent EFL Cup clashes against Tottenham finishing up all square, odds of 5/2 (3.50) are well worth considering on this game also resulting in a stalemate.

Recent results & form

Chelsea last five results

Tottenham last five results

Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool (02/01/22)

Watford 0-1 Tottenham (01/02/22)

Chelsea 1-1 Brighton (29/12/21)

Southampton 1-1 Tottenham (28/12/21)

Aston Villa 1-3 Chelsea (26/12/21)

Tottenham 3-0 Crystal Palace (26/12/21)

Brentford 0-2 Chelsea (22/12/21)

Tottenham 2-1 West Ham (22/12/21)

Chelsea 0-0 Wolves (19/12/21)

Tottenham 2-2 Liverpool (19/12/21)

Although they came back from 2-0 down in impressive fashion against Liverpool, that result was the latest in a long line of draws that has seen Chelsea fall off the pace set by Manchester City in the title race.

With the league title now looking unlikely, Thomas Tuchel will be keen to take full advantage of the opportunity for silverware offered by this EFL Cup semi-final.

However, he faces a difficult challenge against a Tottenham side that have gone nine games without defeat in domestic competition and whose players will be extremely motivated to bring home a trophy they last collected by beating Chelsea in the 2008 final.

With both managers likely to set up fairly cautiously, a tight and tense semi-final looks likely between the two London rivals.

Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+. Please gamble responsibly.