Blues Bulletin: Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea

Before the conclusion of our Carabao Cup semi-final with the away leg at Tottenham Hotspur, we get you caught up on all the important facts and stats...


Tottenham vs Chelsea head to head

Chelsea v Tottenham in the League Cup

Tottenham won 5-4 on penalties after 90 minutes.

Penalty shoot-out: Dier (scored, 0-1), Abraham (scored, 1-1), Lamela (scored, 1-2), Azpilicueta (scored, 2-2), Hojbjerg (scored, 2-3), Jorginho (scored, 3-3), Moura (scored, 3-4), Emerson (scored, 4-4), Kane (scored, 4-5), Mount (missed, 4-5)

Chelsea stats

This is Chelsea’s 57th major semi-final and 15th in the League Cup.

This season’s Carabao Cup campaign
Third round - Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa (4-3 pens)
Fourth round - Chelsea 1-1 Southampton (4-3 pens)
Quarter-final - Brentford 0-2 Chelsea
Semi-final first leg - Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham

Chelsea are aiming to reach the final of a major competition for the sixth successive season for the first time in our history (2017 FA Cup, 2018 FA Cup, 2019 League Cup and Europa League, 2020 FA Cup and 2021 FA Cup and Champions League).

Chelsea are on a run of one defeat in 23 matches, winning 14 of those plus a penalty shoot-out success.

Tottenham stats

Best seasons in the League Cup
Winners: 1970/71, 1972/73, 1998/99, 2007/08
Runners-up: 1981/82, 2001/02, 2008/09, 2014/15, 2020/21

Tottenham are appearing in their third League Cup semi-final in the last four seasons and 17th overall.

Their last major trophy was in this competition in 2008, when they defeated Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley Stadium.

Tottenham have been knocked out of the League Cup by London clubs in five of the past eight seasons:

2013/14 - Lost at home to West Ham in the quarter-final
2014/15 - Lost to Chelsea in the final
2015/16 - Lost at home to Arsenal in the third round
2016/17 - Lost at Liverpool in the fourth round
2017/18 - Lost at home to West Ham in the fourth round
2018/19 - Lost on penalties to Chelsea in the two-legged semi-final
2019/20 - Lost on penalties at Colchester in the third round
2020/21 - Lost to Man City in the final

This season’s Carabao Cup campaign
Third round - Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur (4-5 pens)
Fourth round - Burnley 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Quarter-final - Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 West Ham United
Semi-final first leg - Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur

2021/22 Carabao Cup scorers
Moura 2, Bergwijn 1, Kane 1, Ndombele 1

Shoot-out scorers:
Gil 1, Kane 1, Reguilon 1

Tottenham have won their last two shoot-outs, having lost the previous three.

Our victory last week was Antonio Conte’s first defeat in 10 domestic games since he joined Tottenham in November. The win against Morecambe in the FA Cup on Sunday made it one in 11.

Conte has won seven of Tottenham’s nine home matches since he took over. Their only defeat was against Rennes in the UEFA Conference League.

Antonio Conte’s record v Chelsea
Won: 1
Drawn: 1
Lost: 1

Discipline

There are no suspensions

Yellow cards only count in the competition they are received. In the Carabao Cup, two yellow cards will result in a one-match-suspension. The cut-off point is the quarter-finals, so no player can miss the final through cumulative yellows.

Carabao Cup booking list
Chelsea: Sarr 2, James 1, Saul 1, Vale 1
Tottenham: Ndombele 1, Son 1

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