Chelsea vs Tottenham : At Stamford Bridge on Wednesday as Chelsea welcomes Tottenham. The Blues are coming off that tough defeat to Manchester City in the EFL Cup final on Sunday, and Maurizio Sarri’s team finds itself in sixth place with a 15-5-6 record and 50 points. The Blues are three points back of the top four. Meanwhile, Tottenham is in third place with a 20-0-7 record and 60 points, six points back of league-leader Liverpool.
Chelsea vs Tottenham
English Premier League (EPL)
Place: Stamford Bridge – London, ENG
Time: 3:00pm ET
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Chelsea have no injury problems ahead of the midweek fixture, but Kepa’s actions at the weekend may well see him cast to the bench.
Gonzalo Higuain may be recalled to the starting XI after being overlooked for the Carabao Cup final.
Possible Chelsea starting XI: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, David Luiz, Palmieri; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Pedro, Higuain, Hazard
Dele Alli continues to miss out for Tottenham, who were able to welcome Harry Kane back to the fold at the weekend.
Davinson Sanchez and Eric Dier are both doubtful for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Possible Tottenham starting XI: Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Sissoko, Dier; Lucas, Eriksen, Son; Kane
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Maurizio Sarri’s time at Chelsea is surely growing short. The Italian may have tried to pass off Kepa Arrizabalaga’s refusal to be substituted in the Carabao Cup final as a “misunderstanding”, but to many, it was simply another indication that he has lost the dressing room.
The ex-Napoli coach has previously hit out at his team for being tough to motivate, but rarely has a spat been so publicly played out on such a big stage.
Sixth in the league, Chelsea find themselves only three points behind Arsenal in fourth, the position synonymous with Champions League qualification.
Three defeats have come in their last four Premier League outings, with the nature of those increasingly concerning. Arsenal, Bournemouth and Manchester City have all recorded easy wins over the Blues, and though they defeated Huddersfield 5-0 in the midst of that run, it is simply not good enough.
“People will probably say now it’s a two-horse race, but that’s not our problem. All we can do is take care of ourselves.”