Predicted Tottenham line-up to face Chelsea in EFL Cup semifinals
Tottenham will be aiming to put up a good performance in the first leg of the EFL Cup when they face Chelsea at Wembley stadium. Mauricio Pochettino rotated his line-up for the FA Cup game against Tranmere and got the perfect result. He would now be looking to field his stars on Tuesday and get a good result to take away for the second leg.
They are up against their London rivals in a tie that is expected to go down the wire. The key for Spurs is to score be ahead in the home leg with a gol or two and make it tough for the Blues at the Bridge in the return leg.
Eric Dier and Jan Vertonghen won’t be back until mid-January. Eric Lamela is suffering from illness and may not be fit to make the squad for Tuesday. Victor Wanyama is out with an injury and has no return date yet.
Probable Tottenham XI
Manager: Mauricio Pochettino
Hugo Lloris (GK)
The Frenchman was given a game off on Friday and is expected to start in goal on Tuesday.
Kieran Trippier (RB)
He too was rested for the FA Cup tie and should be back in the line-up.
Toby Alderweireld (CB)
The Belgian was on the bench in the last game but didn’t feature. Expect him to be in central defence on Tuesday.
Davinson Sanchez (CB)
With Vertonghen out, Sanchez should partner Alderweireld against Chelsea.
Danny Rose (LB)
He was rested for the game on Friday and should start on Tuesday.
Harry Winks (CDM)
With Dier and Moussa Dembele out, Harry Winks has been doing a good job in central midfield. Expect him to start on Tuesday.
Moussa Sissoko (CM)
He has been one of the best players for Spurs this season and should continue to ply his trade in central midfield.
Dele Alli (CAM)
He started in central midfield on Friday and should be back playing the supporting role for Harry Kane on Tuesday.
Christian Eriksen (LAM)
The Dane was an unused sub against Tranmere and is expected to start on Tuesday.
Heung-Min Son (RAM)
He is one or two games away from leaving the team to join his nation in the quest for the Asian Cup. Spurs fans would be hoping that their beloved player scores a goal or two before leaving.
Harry Kane (ST)
The England MBE played the last few minutes against Tranmere and will lead the line on Tuesday.