Chelsea are set to play Tottenham Hotspurs in the EFL Cup first semifinal on Wednesday night, 05 January 2022. Antonio Conte makes his first return to Stamford Bridge as a Spurs manager and it sets up a thrilling encounter for both set of fans and neutrals alike.
Chelsea vs Tottenham EFL Cup Semifinal Preview & Team News:
Chelsea are coming into this game on the back of a playing that exciting 2-2 draw against Liverpool and Spurs won late in injury time against Watford. Spurs have been unbeaten in the league under Conte and they will be looking to continue their recent run of form and considering EFL represent Tottenham’s only realistic chance of silverware this season they will be up for this game.
Chelsea have issues as their form suggest over the festive period. With Lukaku creating headlines and it will be interesting to see whether he is given a chance to redeem himself tonight.
Possible Lineups: Edouard Mendy leaves for African cup of nations which means Kepa comes in and will be looking to summit his place in the team. Summer signing Saul Niguez might start with Kante or Jorginho given the rest.
As for Spurs the likes of Sessegnon, Bergwijn and Cristian Romero are all out injured. Which means we can see the likes of Rodon, Skipp and Alli starting for Spurs in this game.
For Chelsea Lukaku is set to start upfron with Mount and Havertz playing in attacking roles behind him. We can expect both teams to lineup with 5 man defense.
How To Watch Chelsea vs Tottenham EFL Cup Live Online Worldwide ?
United Kingdom: This EFL Cup semifinal game will be broadcasted live in the UK on SkySports tv channel and the SkySports Go app. The match kicksoff at 19:45 uk time and coverage will begin 30 minutes before the match.
United States: US viewers can watch the match live on ESPN+ and their online platforms and mobile streaming application.
Rest of the world: can see this game via their local channel which also show premier league. SuperSports, beIN Sports, AstroSports are definitely showing this game in their respective regions.
What Time Chelsea vs Spurs EFL Cup Semifinal Tie Starts Worldwide ?
In the UK match starts at around 19:45 uk time. As for European viewers it will be at 20:45 CET. US viewers can tune in at 03:35 PM ET time to get the live action.