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PMB: Tottenham v Chelsea - the numbers

The domestic cup action continues tomorrow with a visit to Wembley for the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final. Club statistician Paul Dutton begins our preview with key facts and figures ahead of the game...


CHELSEA IN NUMBERS


Chelsea in the League Cup

Winners: 1964/65, 1997/98, 2004/05, 2006/07, 2014/15
Runners-up: 1971/72, 2007/08
Semi-finalists: 1972/73, 1984/85, 1990/91, 2001/02, 2012/13, 2017/18




Since defeat at Wembley against Tottenham on 24 November, we have lost two of our 12 games in all competitions, winning eight of them.

Maurizio Sarri’s side are on a three-game winning run on the road in all competitions, following our draw at MOL Vidi on 13 December.


Excluding international breaks (when many players are away) the last free week Maurizio Sarri had his full squad for training without a midweek game was the last week of August. The next clear week is between our Premier League games against Newcastle this weekend and Arsenal the following Saturday.

 


Carabao Cup goals

Carabao Cup goals
Hazard 2, Emerson 1, Fabregas 1, own-goals 2
 


Last six games


Games since

An away win: 0
An away draw: 3
An away defeat: 4


 

Chelsea’s next three games

Saturday 12 January - Chelsea v Newcastle - Premier League

Saturday 19 January - Arsenal v Chelsea - Premier League

TBC - Chelsea v Tottenham - Carabao Cup

 


TOTTENHAM IN NUMBERS


Tottenham in the League Cup

Winners: 1970/71, 1972/73, 1998/99, 2007/08
Runners-up: 1981/82, 2001/02, 2008/09, 2014/15
Semi-finalists: 1968/69, 1971/72, 1975/76, 1986/87, 1991/92, 2006/07

This is Tottenham’s 15th appearance in the League Cup semi-finals. They have progressed on eight occasions.

Spurs have been knocked out of the League Cup by London clubs in four of the past five seasons.


They have won nine of their 13 home games this season (including one on penalties), losing four to Liverpool, Barcelona, Manchester City and Wolves.

Tottenham have scored 22 goals in their past five matches in all competitions.
 


Carabao Cup goals

Son 3, Alli 2, Lamela 1, Llorente 1
 

 

On Tuesday night, Mauricio Pochettino takes charge of Spurs for the 250th time.

Days in charge: 1,687
Played: 249
Won: 142
Drawn: 53
Lost: 54

Pochettino’s record v Chelsea
Won: 5
Drawn: 2
Lost: 7


 


Games since


A home win: 1
A home draw: 10
A home defeat: 0
 


TOTTENHAM’S LINE UP IN THE LAST ROUND

Carabao Cup quarter-final
Wednesday 19 December 2018
Arsenal 0 – 2 Tottenham Hotspur
Team 4-2-3-1: Gazzaniga; Trippier, Alderweireld, Davies, Rose; Sissoko, Winks; Moura (Kane 58), Alli, Eriksen; Son (Lamela 79).
Booked: Alli, Eriksen
Scorers: Son 20, Alli 59
Attendance: 59,016

 

OTHERWISE ENGAGED

There are no suspensions.

Carabao Cup bookings*
Chelsea: Emerson 1, Fabregas 1, Kovacic 1, Morata 1, Moses 1.
Tottenham: Alli 1, Eriksen 1, Lamela 1.

From this season yellow cards count only for the competition in which they are received. *The cut-off point for suspension arising from accumulating two bookings was the quarter-finals, so only a red card in the semi-finals could mean a player missing the final.

THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE

Referee: Michael Oliver
VAR: Chris Kavanagh

Among recent Chelsea matches Oliver has officiated were last season’s FA Cup final victory and December’s 2-0 win against Manchester City.
VAR Kavanagh refereed last season’s 5-1 Carabao Cup success against Nottingham Forest and this season’s 3-0 Premier League victory at Huddersfield.

 

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