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Carabao Cup semi-final: Chelsea face a pulsating away leg against Spurs at Wembley

Two giants are going to clash on Tuesday late night in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. Tottenham will host Chelsea at Wembley for the first leg tie of this North-London Derby.

The hosts are very much in the title run for the Premier League. They are closely shadowing Manchester City and leaders Liverpool.

Apart from the surprise loss against Wolves, they have won all 4 of their recent 5 competitive games.

A six match win streak was going on at home until Wolves came visiting at the end of December. But that streak will give Manager Mauricio Pochettino hope coming into this game against their city rivals.

Meanwhile, Maurizio Sarri’s side has fallen behind in the title race after some recent setbacks.

After a loss to Leicester, the Blues are back in business with wins over Crystal Palace and Watford. But the recent draw against Southampton has raised questions about the teams attackers. They failed miserably to convert numerous chances in the final third against the Saints.

This will be the 162nd edition of this famous old fixture with Chelsea claiming 68 wins over the years. Spurs are catching up with 53 of their own however and have won the last two by the scoreline of 3-1.

Tottenham will be Chelsea’s toughest away opponents in the recent past. Chelsea need an away goal to take home if the second leg goes to the wire.

The hosts will have the mental advantage over the city rivals as a two-match win streak is going on. Both Chelsea and Spurs began their FA Cup campaign with comfortable wins over Notts Forrest and Tranmere Rovers respectively.

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