Chelsea lost Sunday’s Carabao Cup final and there are fresh questions about Maurizio Sarri’s future at the club. Chelsea played well but the performance was marred by an explosive exchange between Maurizio Sarri and first-choice goalkeeper Kepa.
Tottenham missed the opportunity to close the gap on the Premier League’s top two after losing 2-1 away to Burnley on Saturday. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have only won one of their last six matches at Stamford Bridge in all competitions.
Chelsea are not in great shape heading into Wednesday’s London derby. This is a testing week for Sarri after seeing his authority undermined by Kepa on Sunday. He will be desperate to get three points in midweek and stay in touch with Manchester United and Arsenal in the race to finish fourth.
Chelsea- Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will surely make changes from the side that lost on penalties to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup on Sunday.
Kepa Arrizabalaga’s place in the team is uncertain. The Chelsea No.1 had a blazing row with Sarri at the end of extra-time after refusing to be substituted. Cesar Azpilicueta also seemed to engage in a war of words with the Chelsea manager. Bet Now on NaijaBet
Gonzalo Higuain was surprisingly benched against City but will return to the fold in Wednesday’s London derby. Callum Hudson-Odoi may have to settle for a place on the bench once again.
Mateo Kovacic or Ruben Loftus-Cheek will likely replace Ross Barkley, while Marcos Alonso may have to settle for another place on the bench.
Tottenham- Harry Kane returned earlier than expected to start in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Burnley. He will lead the line in Wednesday’s London derby.
Illness forced Eric Dier to miss out against Burnley, while Kieran Trippier and Davinson Sanchez were given the weekend off to be fresh for Tottenham’s upcoming matches.
Chelsea are undefeated in 23 of their last 24 home matches against Tottenham in all competitions.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Tottenham’s last 10 games in the Premier League.
Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 7 home matches (Premier League).
Chelsea are undefeated in 15 of their last 16 home matches (Premier League).
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Chelsea’s last 3 Premier League games.
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