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Team News: Tottenham vs Chelsea

Edouard Mendy makes his first Chelsea appearance and Ben Chilwell his full debut in tonight’s Carabao Cup fourth round tie at Tottenham.

In total there are eight changes to the side that started at West Brom on Saturday. As well as Mendy and Chilwell, Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori come in at the back.

Ahead of them Jorginho starts alongside Mateo Kovacic, with Olivier Giroud supported in attack by Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner and Mason Mount.

Tottenham’s new signing Sergio Reguilon makes his debut.

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Mendy; Azpilicueta (c), Tomori, Zouma, Chilwell; Jorginho, Kovacic; Hudson-Odoi, Mount, Werner; Giroud.

Subs Kepa, Emerson, James, Kante, Barkley, Havertz, Abraham.

Tottenham (5-3-2): Lloris (c); Aurier, Tanganga, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Fernandes, Sissoko, Ndombele; Lamela, Bergwijn.

Subs Hart, Davies, Sanchez, Doherty, Hojberg, Moura, Kane.

The referee is Lee Mason. 

Stats recap

Chelsea are hoping for a fifth successive victory against Tottenham in all competitions, the most since we won six in a row between January 2000 and January 2002.

Chelsea and Tottenham are drawn against each other in the League Cup for the seventh occasion, the most recent being the 2018/19 semi-final.
 


Chelsea stats

Chelsea are looking to progress to the League Cup quarter-final for the third time in the past four seasons.

The Blues are unbeaten away in September for eight games in all competitions, winning six of them, since we lost 0-3 to Arsenal in 2016.

Tammy Abraham (aged 22 years, 360 days) is the youngest player to reach 20 goals in all competitions for Chelsea since Oscar (22 years, 118 days) in January 2014.
 

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