Paul Merson's Carabao Cup predictions: Chelsea vs Tottenham
Last Updated: 24/01/19 5:18pm
Who will emerge victorious from the Carabao Cup semi-finals and book a place at Wembley? Here's the Magic Man's prediction...
It's a London derby at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night where Spurs will take a 1-0 advantage to Chelsea, so there is everything to play for as the two rivals go head to head for the third time this season.
Chelsea v Tottenham
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It's a good time to play Tottenham. If you could say before the game that you can pull out three players from that team, then it would be Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son, along with Christian Eriksen. I'm not Moussa Sissoko's biggest fan either but he has been playing well for them and he's out too.
I still think Tottenham have got a chance, I don't see Chelsea blowing anyone away at the moment with the way they're playing.
Tactically with Chelsea, I don't think there's a plan. Maurizio Sarri plays the same way every week, and over the last few weeks they've struggled to break teams down. They're not making 10-15 chances a game, and it's going to be difficult. It'll be a hard game.
But because of the injuries to Spurs, I think Chelsea will just about edge it.
PAUL PREDICTS: 2-0 (13/2 with SkyBet)