It’s an all-London affair on Wednesday night as Chelsea host Tottenham in the English League Cup semis.
This will be the first leg of the semi-final encounter, with the return match slated for next week.
The Blues made it into the semis after a 2-0 win against Brentford in the quarters while Spurs were 2-1 winners against West Ham.
Ahead of this clash, Chelsea are coming off an enthralling 2-2 draw with Liverpool over the weekend, while Antonio Conte’s side beat Watford 1-0.
Conte remains optimistic that he can finally break Spurs duck and bring a trophy to the London club and this is the first step toward that.
How do you think the first leg will go? Here are all the facts and figures you need to Play here and make your predictions.
What time does Chelsea vs Tottenham start?
The game kicks off at 10:45pm Kenyan time at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs Tottenham team news
Timo Werner, young centre-back Trevoh Chalobah, midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Denmark international Andreas Christensen are all doubts.
Reece James is also out of contention, meaning Cesar Azpilicueta is set to captain the side.
Edouard Mendy is at the Africa Cup of Nations so Kepa Arrizabalaga will be in goal and Kai Havertz is set to continue his starting role up front.
For the visitors, there has been a new covid scare in the squad and they are awaiting PCR test results to confirm availability of players.
Chelsea vs Tottenham head to head
These teams have battled it out against each other 58 times with Chelsea coming out on top on 32 occasions.
Spurs have won 10 times and the remaining 16 have resulted in a stalemate.
Chelsea vs Tottenham current form
Neither side has lost a game in their recent run of five matches, Spurs just boast the advantage, having won three times compared to Chelsea’s two victories.
Chelsea vs Tottenham prediction
The Blues have more depth in their squad and with the home advantage for the first leg, they are expected to get the win.