Chelsea Vs Tottenham Live Reddit Score 12/1/2022
The Blues have now gone unbeaten in 10 games across all competitions – five of which have ended with the spoils shared, though – but they have struck at least two goals in six of their last seven games on the road ahead of the second leg. The 2-0 win on home soil last week marked Chelsea’s third win and third clean sheet on the bounce against Tottenham, who have only scored two goals against the European champions in their eight meetings since February 2019. Spurs have been dealt a major injury blow after Son Heung-min reported muscular pain in his leg following the 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, and the South Korea international could be out until the next international break.
Cristian Romero is edging closer to a return but will miss out once again alongside Son, while Steven Bergwijn and Eric Dier are also not at Conte’s disposal. Conte has a big decision to make in the final third following Son’s injury, with neither Dele Alli nor Bryan Gil impressing against Morecambe, so Harry Winks could instead earn another start in the middle as the Italian switches to a 3-5-2. Meanwhile, Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has tested positive for COVID-19 while on duty with Senegal for the Africa Cup of Nations, and it remains to be seen if Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante will recover from the virus in time for this game.
Chelsea might already have one foot in the Carabao Cup final but this does not mean they can take Tottenham Hotspur lightly. Antonio Conte will be aiming to avenge last Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat at his old stomping ground in tomorrow’s second leg of the semi-final London derby. Thomas Tuchel’s men meanwhile have a strong foothold heading into tomorrow’s contest in the north of the capital. A Kai Havertz early strike and a gifted own goal from Spurs ensured the Blues could breathe a little easier ahead of the reverse fixture. They showed no signs of being relaxed during Saturday’s 5-1 FA Cup victory over minnows Chesterfield, however.
Tuchel put out a respectably strong line-up to ensure the National League leaders and the travelling fans got their money’s worth. Expect the manager to take Tottenham equally as seriously, with the potential of silverware glory just over the horizon. Kepa Arrizabalaga regains the gloves from Marcus Bettinelli, who made his Chelsea debut against Chesterfield. The Blues rather infamously deployed a back four in front of Kepa for parts of last week’s game, a first under Tuchel’s reign. Cesar Azpilicueta should shake off a bout of cramp in time to line up here, but Reece James, Ben Chilwell and Trevoh Chalobah will all miss the second leg.
Kepa Arrizabalaga, Jorginho and Kai Havertz are among those who will look to reclaim their rightful spots in the first XI, but Saul Niguez may cede his place in the starting lineup. With one foot already in the EFL Cup final, Chelsea travel to Tottenham Hotspur seeking to complete the job in the second leg of their semi-final on Wednesday night. Thomas Tuchel’s men claimed a 2-0 win in the first leg and are only 90 minutes away from setting up a final showdown with Arsenal or Liverpool.
NAME: Tottenham – Chelsea
DATE: 12 Jan 2022
TIME: 19:45 UTC
VENUE: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England