Chelsea host Tottenham Hotspur this evening in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-finals.
Chelsea will be looking to get off to a positive start with a win at home to increase their chances of making their ninth Carabao Cup final.
Whereas Antonio Conte will be aiming to haunt his former club at home in a bid to secure their place in wembley for the second time consecutively.
The winner of both legs will face either Liverpool or Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, February 27.
Chelsea vs Tottenham team news
Tuchel has confirmed Belgium international Romelu Lukaku is back in the squad after he apologised to Chelsea for his unauthorised interview.
Chelsea will, however, be without star goalkeeper Edouard Mendy as he has now travelled to join up with the Senegal team for AFCON.
Andreas Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are doubts while Timo Werner could get some minutes under his belt after he returned to training on Monday.
Full-backs Ben Chilwell and Reece James are still ruled out with long-term injuries.
For Spurs, Steven Bergwijn, Cristian Romero and Ryan Sessegnon all remain out of contention. And no fresh injuries from their win over Watford at the weekend.
- This will be eighth different League Cup tie between Chelsea and Tottenham, and fourth to take place in the semi-finals of the competition – no sides have met in the final four of the League Cup more often.
- Tottenham have never won away against Chelsea in the League Cup, drawing one and losing three of their visits to Stamford Bridge in the competition.
- Since winning three games in a row against Chelsea between 2018 and 2019, Tottenham are winless in their last eight against the Blues in all competitions (D2 L6).
- Chelsea have progressed from five of their last seven League Cup semi-final ties, failing only in 2012-13 (vs Swansea) and 2017-18 (vs Arsenal) in this run.
What time is kick-off?
The match kicks off at 8:45pm Nigeria time at Stamford Bridge