Tottenham vs Chelsea – LIVE: Timo Werner starts alongside Romelu Lukaku, with Harry Winks given the nod for Spurs as Blues take 2-0 lead into Carabao Cup semi-final second leg
- Tottenham host Chelsea in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final
- The Blues hold a 2-0 aggregate lead after a comfortable home win last week
- Conte’s Spurs face an uphill battle if they are to book their spot at Wembley
- Latest Carabao Cup news, including live action and results
Tottenham welcome Chelsea to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for tonight’s second leg in the Carabao Cup semi-final.
The Blues hold a 2-0 first leg lead over their fierce London rivals after Kai Havertz’s strike and then a Ben Davies own goal saw Thomas Tuchel’s men gain the advantage in the last-four encounter.
Follow Sportsmail’s Sam McEvoy for live Carabao Cup semi-final coverage of Tottenham vs Chelsea, including build-up, team news and updates.
Elsewhere, there is also Premier League action tonight as West Ham host Norwich, which we will keep you up-to-date with.
Tuchel insists Lukaku needs to score to get fans back on side
DANIEL MATTHEWS: Lukaku returned to the fold last week after being dropped over an unsanctioned interview in which he questioned Tuchel’s tactics.
Lukaku scored in last Saturday’s FA Cup victory over Chesterfield and, ahead of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg at Tottenham, his manager said the Belgian is ready to make an impact for his side.
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FLASHBACK: While Spurs have a real job to do to reach the final, Conte’s current crop of players can take inspiration from past Tottenham squads in this very fixture…
OLI GAMP: After the miserable showing they produced last week, Tottenham will be looking for any sign that they can pull a rabbit out of the hat and reach Wembley.
Antonio Conte is a talented coach, but has reiterated he is no magician. He will have his work cut out to inspire any kind of fightback against his former club Chelsea, following their comprehensive 2-0 win in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at Stamford Bridge.
The Italian has worked hard to overhaul the dynamic in the squad and inject some passion, intensity and tactical awareness into the sinking ship that was Nuno Espirito Santo’s regime, but his side will need to dig much deeper to even have a chance of producing a comeback after a flat first-leg performance.
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West Ham: Fabianski, Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell, Rice, Fornals, Bowen, Lanzini, Vlasic, Antonio
Subs: Yarmolenko, Areola, Masuaku, Johnson, Kral, Okoflex, Alese, Ashby, Ekwah
Norwich: Krul, Aarons, Hanley, Gibson, Williams, Lees-Melou, McLean, Rashica, Placheta, Pukki, Idah
Subs: Gibbs, Byram, Dowell, Kabak, Tzolis, Sorensen, Gunn, Giannoulis, Rowe.
Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)
Chelsea, who lead 2-0 from last week’s first leg, made five changes from the game at Stamford Bridge, with Timo Werner joining Romelu Lukaku in attack.
Tottenham left Tanguy Ndombele out of their matchday squad against Chelsea, with captain Hugo Lloris named on the bench.
The French midfielder was booed by home supporters during the FA Cup game with Morecambe at the weekend as he took an age to leave the pitch when substituted and was not named in the matchday 18.
Pierluigi Gollini started in goal ahead of Lloris for the second successive game after his weekend outing in the FA Cup.
And welcome to Sportsmail’s coverage of the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg between Tottenham and Chelsea.
The Blues make the short trip across London with a 2-0 aggregate lead after Kai Havertz’s opener and then a Ben Davies own goal wrapped up a crucial first leg win for Thomas Tuchel’s side.
Antonio Conte’s men have it all to do if they are to complete a comeback victory over their fierce rivals and reigning champions of Europe if they are to book their spot in the Wembley showpiece.
Team news and all the pre-match build-up will follow shortly…
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