Chelsea FC XI vs Tottenham: Confirmed team news, starting lineup, Covid, injury latest for Carabao Cup today

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  • Thomas Tuchel
    German association football manager and former player
  • Thiago Emiliano da Silva
    Thiago Emiliano da Silva
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Chelsea take on Tottenham in their Carabao Cup semi-final second leg tonight after surviving the weekend without any new injury worries.

Thomas Tuchel is able to include N’Golo Kante and Thiago Silva in his squad after the pair were released from isolation following positive Covid tests last week, with both men on the bench.

But Chelsea remain without the injured Reece James and Trevoh Chalobah, as well as Ben Chilwell, who is out for the rest of the season with anterior cruciate ligament damage.

Tuchel took the chance to rest a host of players in Saturday’s FA Cup third-round victory against Chesterfield, but has recalled Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta and Jorginho for the trip to Spurs.

Timo Werner starts in attack with Romelu Lukaku and Mason Mount as the Chelsea manager has a fully fit forward line to choose from.

Tuchel insists there is no danger of complacency, despite his side holding a 2-0 first-leg lead.

He said: “We prepared in the best manner, we did for the first match and we will do it again. We have to be spot on, forget the first result and do it again.

“I have trust in me, my staff and also my team and players. This is what we are used to, to arrive well prepared or you have no chance to win consistently or on that level. We have proved it, that is why we can allow ourselves to trust on this one, that we have our attitude right and then we will have the game right.

“I guess that everybody knows that we play a very important match in a derby against Tottenham, big stadium, big club and a very competitive coach on the other side so we need our best level.”

Chelsea starting XI (3-4-3): Kepa, Christensen, Sarr, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kovacic, Hudson-Odoi, Mount, Lukaku, Werner.

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