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Bet9ja Preview: Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur: The Blues to avoid defeat on home soil

10:45 GMT 23/01/2019
Pedro Willian Chelsea 2018-19
Maurizio Sarri will be hoping his wards react to their latest downturn in form with a mesmerizing performance to upset an injury-ravaged Spurs side

Chelsea will be looking to turn a corner when they host city rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge for the second leg of their semi-final clash in the EFL Cup on Thursday night.

Maurizio Sarri was damning in the assessment of his players after their woeful performance at Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday. He will thus be expecting his charges to react with an improved performance in this fixture.

Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino will be without the injured Harry Kane who scored the only goal in the first leg to gift the Lilywhites an advantage heading into this clash. Son Heung-min who should be deputizing for the English striker is out with South Korea for the Asian Cup, while Dele Alli, another option up top - suffered a hamstring injury in Spurs’ 2-1 win at Fulham on Sunday.

The Blues will definitely seek to capitalize on their opponent’s woes in a game that is looking poised to produce few goals. Bet9ja offers odds of (1.60) for an outcome that sees Chelsea either win or draw and the game not producing more than three goals.

A draw at the end of 90 minutes is valued at odds of (4.05).

The home side will obviously be looking to overturn the first leg deficit to ensure progress into the final by going all out for victory in this one at (1.60) odds with the same betting firm.

It’s always going to be difficult for Tottenham in this London derby considering their growing fitness problems, that’s why they have been tagged as the underdogs at (5.60) odds with Bet9ja.