Tottenham vs Chelsea: This is the first time in years that I am dreading this game tonight.

Chelsea travel to Wembley tonight in the first leg of the Carabao League Cup Semi-Final against Tottenham and for the first time in years...

Chelsea travel to Wembley tonight in the first leg of the Carabao League Cup Semi-Final against Tottenham and for the first time in years I have to admit that I am dreading the game and feel that it's literally damage limitation here. 

In the Premier League game at Wembley the other week, Maurizio Sarri played what he believed to be his strongest eleven players that day and it's fair to say that we were battered by Tottenham. Within the first fifteen minutes of the game Tottenham had already exposed our weaknesses and took control. Quite simply put, our game-plan fell apart and we were made to suffer watching what can only be described as an embarrassment for the remainder of the game.

Tonight, with injuries to key players to which we wait and see if they will be involved in some capacity (not 90 minutes as per Sarri's press conference yesterday), or if it's a make-shift Chelsea side that travel to North London to try and deliver a performance as they look to implement a shift in tactical approach to try and prevent what happened repeating itself.

The positive from Maurizio Sarri in his press conference yesterday was the fact that he identified the main issue we had in the previous game - the fact that Tottenham play with two attacking midfielders in behind the main striker - drifting out wide when required - Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen. Both have caused us numerous problems in the last two to three years and they will again be the main issue we face this evening.

The tactical shift that Sarri is referring to, bearing in mind he will never deviate from deploying Jorginho in the pivot position at the heart of our midfield, could be to finally play N'Golo Kante alongside him in a 4-2-3-1 formation to provide additional protection to our back-four. That's the solution as far as the majority of Chelsea fans would tell you if Jorgihno continues where he is. By doing so, it would allow Eden Hazard the chance to play in the number ten role, with Callum Hudson-Odoi one side and Willian/Pedro to share the responsibility on the other side as both are unable to play ninety minutes at the moment. Alvaro Morata would continue as the lone-striker.

For me, Tottenham's weakness is their defensive midfield position and if you can really attack them in-behind you WILL create them all sorts of problems. Moussa Dembele isn't a defensive midfielder, Harry Winks is not someone that will fly into tackles as that's not his natural game leaving Victor Wanyama as the only natural option. If we can pinpoint Eden Hazard as the number ten to force them to man-mark him, we should have plenty of space to play in front of their back-four. Again though, that is if we adopt the 4-2-3-1 formation which I see as the ONLY solution.

Anything different tonight and I believe we have big, big problems here. We need a goal whatever happens. We just have to hope that we can remain solid and not concede too many!

What do you think of the game tonight? Where do you see their weakness? Do you think we can come away with the right result ?

Follow me on Social Media:



YouTube Channel:


Post a Comment



Check out the best online casinos in india at

The Football Blog Network

Discover the best online casinos Canada has to offer at Casinos Online In. Choose a casino bonus and begin playing your favourite games and online slots!
Check out the UK's latest betting offers for upcoming Premier League matches at
Get the best from your new online sportsbook ! It's recommended for soccer fans from the United States to explore the list of top US sports betting sites. Compare their bonuses before signing up with them and placing wagers on Chelsea matches.
For Chelsea odds this season check out Online Bookies for all the latest prices & leading offers.
To compare free bets for betting on Chelsea visit
Looking for the best offers on Football? Head to
Looking for the best odds on Chelsea? Check out
Many canadian online casinos are best known for offering first time depositors with free spins and massive bonuses. Read reviews before signing up with any Canadian casino.
Are you looking for French casino games? goldenriviera casino en ligne is best known for providing the best casino games in France
Online casinos have become increasingly popular in New Zealand. With the rise of internet casinos, there's also a rise of bogus (fake) websites. Make sure you read casino reviews at crazyvegas online casino before you sign up with any casino.
Before you place any bets on Chelsea we suggest get these bookmakers free bets
Look! The latest Chelsea odds here at make sure you check it out!
For the best Chelsea offers on the 20/21 season check out bestfreebetoffers now!
Chelsea latest news All Football News - Chelsea HERE
If you're looking to place your football bets on a new sportsbook, then look no further as Betiton is your new home for football betting!
With so many operators in the Irish market, reviewed the best football betting sites in their guide.
Wanna bet on the best FIFA World Cup Betting Sites? Check out