Chelsea travels to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday for the second leg of its Carabao Cup semifinal match-up against its bitter London rivals. Thomas Tuchel’s men will make the journey to the city’s north side carrying with them a 2-0 aggregate lead. Anything besides a two-plus goal defeat will see the Blues move into the final of the competition they have not won since 2015. It was a convincing win last time out, but supporters were left disappointed that they could not finish off the tie in just one go. The home side missed a plethora of chances throughout the 90 minutes—specifically in the second half—in front of a ruckus Stamford Bridge crowd. Nevertheless, a two-goal lead should be enough to see Tuchel’s men advance regardless.
Here is how The Pride of London team sees the Carabao Cup semifinal second leg playing out:
Tan Yi Hao: 0-1 Chelsea
It’s a narrow win for the Blues here with Romelu Lukaku scoring to send his side through to the first major final of the season.
Vansh Ambashta: 0-1 Chelsea
Hakim Ziyech will take the Blues to the final as Antonio Conte’s men “suffer” for 90 minutes.
Olaoluwa Nwobodo: 0-2 Chelsea
Let’s do it again. Nothing too fancy or flashy. Standard 2-0 win to crush Conte and Spurs and wait for whoever at the finish line. The Blues need not make this difficult at all, they have the advantage. It is theirs to lose, they should make sure they don’t.
Mike Malley: 0-1 Chelsea
A clean sheet is the only real objective for Chelsea in this match. A spot in the League Cup final is on the line and winning trophies is what this club does best. Tuchel has never lost a cup semifinal in his career, so hopefully that trend will continue, as well. Don’t expect anything too fancy, just a professional showing from the Blues.
Barrett Rouen: 1-2 Chelsea
I just don’t think we’ll stop them from scoring and they’ll be properly up for it.
Kevin Peacock: 1-2 Chelsea
Tottenham may well huff and puff a bit, particularly if Eric Dier is on the field, but the Blues are simply better than Spurs. In the first leg of the tie, Conte (love him) looked to be suffering more than he suffered with or without the ball at Chelsea. Having sat himself out of last week’s Liverpool game, Lukaku will make amends by grabbing at least one goal in this match. The Blues set themselves up for their second final appearance of the season.
Anthony Gatt: 0-1 Chelsea
Lukaku to score and book our ticket to Wembley for the final in late February.
Abhishek Pancholi: 0-2 Chelsea
A repeat of the scoreline from the home leg will take the Blues into the next round and leave Conte re-evaluating all the life choices that led him to this point.
Leighton September: 0-3 Chelsea
The Blues went to Spurs in November and battered them 3-0 that day, albeit under a different manager. But the players are the same and the Chelsea boys have that edge over Tottenham. Tuchel will name a strong team for this second leg but will also have an eye on the Manchester City game at the weekend, as well. Spurs, without Son, will find it difficult to create anything for Harry Kane to score off. There will be 5,000+ Blues fans powering on the team at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and giving it to the Spurs fans.
Gabe Henderson: 1-2 Chelsea
I think a moment of brilliance from Kane might just allow Spurs to score one for dignity in this tie, but the Blues have it in the bag once they go 1-0 up in this contest. Tuchel will set his side up to take few risks and play conservatively, but the partnership of Timo Werner and Lukaku will be enough to find the back of the net twice, regardless of the team’s set-up. Tottenham will also take chances as it’s chasing the tie, making it easier for the aforementioned forwards to get in behind.
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