Chelsea will be looking to erase memories of Sunday’s painful Carabao Cup final penalty shootout defeat when Tottenham Hotspur are the visitors to Stamford Bridge in the English Premier League on Wednesday evening.
The Blues were defeated by Manchester City on penalty kicks at Wembley in a match which will be remembered for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga’s decision to ignore his manager’s decision to substitute him due to injury.
The Spaniard has been fined by the club for that incident and it remains to be seen whether he will start against Spurs tomorrow night. Chelsea have no new injury concerns and manager Maurizio Sarri could opt to keep faith with those players who performed well in defeat on Sunday.
Tottenham Hotspur arrive at Stamford Bridge keen to forget about their own defeat at the weekend, a 2-1 loss at Burnley.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will again be without midfielder Dele Alli who is continuing to recover from a hamstring problem while England international Eric Dier could miss out through illness. Erik Lamela and Victor Wanyama are pushing for recalls to the starting XI along with Lucas Moura.
Wednesday’s fixture is scheduled to kick-off at 8pm and will be screened live on BT Sport 2.