Chelsea will look forward in finishing the job against Tottenham today in their second leg of Carabao Cup semi-final. Chelsea are set to travel to North London.
In the first leg, Kai Havertz and a Ben Davies own goal gave Chelsea a 2-0 win
Edouard Mendy is away at the African Cup of Nations to represent Senegal, so Kepa will keep his place.
Trevoh Chalobah is still going to miss the second leg and Thiago Silva needs time to recover from Covid-19 but he returned to training yesterday, so Azpilicueta will keep his position.
Reece James and Ben Chilwell remain unavailable to face tottenham today.
Andreas Christensen has been battling with a back injury but is expected to be back in no time.
Antonio Rudiger seems to be a permanent starter, and rightly so.
Callum Hudson-Odoi will be starting as Reece James is still out and we’ve seen a lot of people try to replace him.
Mateo Kovacic has been in good form in recent weeks, although he need some rest and probably has to start against Tottenham today.
Saul Niguez Superb in the first leg, He deserves another chance to keep the good form going, which will give Jorginho another rest.
Marcos Alonso Lewis Hall will be in contention here after a brilliant debut against Chesterfield, but this could be a step too far for the youngster.
Mason Mount’s performance was so effective in the first leg so would expect Tuchel to turn to him again.
Kai Havertz Don’t be surprised if this is more of a 3-5-2 with Havertz further up top alongside.
Romelu Lukaku will be among the starting IX.
Tuchel seems to be starting with a back three – changing from the 4-2-2-2 formation he used in the first leg despite those defensive unavailable.
Alternatively, Hakim Ziyech could also fill in on the right side.