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Carabao Semi-Finals, Tottenham Squares Up With Chelsea
image Chelsea fc will on Tuesday evening square it up with Tottenham away in their first leg carabao cup semi final encounter. Tottenham will bank on their home ground and backing of their fans at Wembley stadium to see if they can put Chelsea to the sword in the first leg for their second encounter this season after Chelsea embracing 3-1 lose to their London rival in the league. Tottenham before this match had nailed tranmere 7-0 in an FA cup encounter and are ready to achieve same feat tonight to reach their first carabao cup finals in 4 years. Chelsea won Spurs 2-0 to win the trophy in the carabao cup finals in 2015 and Tottenham was a winner of the competition in 2008. Tottenham going by the previous record has higher advantage to win the encounter having won their last two matches against Chelsea in all competition but are yet to make it three wins in a roll since 1963. Pochettino’s boys are really playing good football despite a little set back in the month of December in the premier league. in a pre-match interview, Maruizio sarri had admitted that his boys last outing at Wembley was shameful and they are prepared to come out strong against Spur. He told newsmen that Pochettino and himself will go all out for the trophy considering their trophy records and that he will take the match very serious. Tottenham has some injury worries as Jan Vertonghen and his team mate Mousa Dembele are expected to be back with the squad after few months on the side line, Lucas Moura , Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama are also out while Chelsea will miss the services of Ruben Loftus –cheek after he was forced to out of the back as a result of back injury. Williams and Pedro are expected to be back with the team. Dele Ali will be one player Chelsea should look out for in thus match as he has his best goal scoring record for a single club against Chelsea. He has score 6 goals against Chelsea in as many games and is tipped to have his name on the scorer's sheet. image Chelsea on the other hand will be banking on Eden Hazard to produce some goals if they must come out of this with a better result should Maruizio Sarri decided to fill in a strong squad. Has has been on a fairly good scoring form for his club and is expected to do the same tonight. image Prediction image The last six matches between the two side has recorded no draw at all and there is 3.7 odds available for both teams to get a stalemate, 2.0 odds for Tottenham to win this game and 3.40 for Chelsea to get upper hand in the match. Both sides will approach this match with great cushion having in mind that the premier league title may be out of reach at the end of the season will fill in their strong 11 for this match. Chelsea has got to score in all their 14 away matches in all competition so far this season with total goal of 25 in these matches. Tottenham on the other hand has been of goal thrilling venture in their last five matches has netted in 22 goals. So, it is safe to predict. Over 2.5 goals Chelsea may be the second team to lose two times at Wembley in a season and Tottenham is yet to win Chelsea three consecutive times in 60 years might see Chelsea come out with a draw. Chelsea 2X

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