Tottenham and Chelsea meet at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London for the round of 32 of the League Cup. The history of direct confrontations between these teams for the League Cup favors Tottenham: in the last 4 games the home team added 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the last match at this stadium for this competition, Tottenham beat Chelsea 1-0.
Tottenham come to this match after a 1 × 1 draw with Newcastle, thus registering the fourth consecutive official game without tasting the bitter taste of defeat: the only goal for the team was scored by Lucas Moura. It should be noted that the locals reach this phase of the League Cup after eliminating Leyton Orient: the federation offered the victory to Tottenham, as Leyton had several players in quarantine. Tottenham have won this trophy four times, most recently in 2007/2008.
In this game against Chelsea, the home team must play 4-3-3, with the aim of using the central zone to invest in the offensive process: Dele Alli is a very important player in the creation of plays offensive. On the other hand, Lamela and Bergwijn, those who are very fast, must play on the flanks of the team. Outside of this game will be Tanganga, Gareth Bale, Son Heung-Min and Sissoko, all with physical problems.
Chelsea come into this game after a 3×3 draw at West Bromwich Albion’s stadium visit, thus adding the second consecutive match without a win in the Premier League: Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount and Abraham scored the team’s goals. It should be noted that the visitors reach this stage of the League Cup after beating Barnsley 6×0. Chelsea have won this trophy on 5 occasions: 14/15, 06/07, 04/05, 97/98, 64/65.
The outsider team must act in a tactical system in 4-3-3, with the objective of using the flanks to invest in the offensive process. Striker Tammy Abraham is the great danger of this team, being very strong when it comes to scoring. On the other hand, Havertz has a very important role at Chelsea, being responsible for creating the offensive process and transporting the ball to attack at some points in the game. For this game the visiting coach cannot count on Gilmour, Ziyech and Pulisic, players delivered to the medical department.