Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea: Both Sides Looking to Bounce Back in Carabao Cup

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Both Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea will be looking to  get back to winning ways when they face off in the Carabao Cup at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Tottenham were handed a harshly controversial draw against Newcastle United following a late handball call.

Frank Lampard’s Blues, meanwhile, managed to salvage a draw against West Bromwich Albion after a calamitous opening thirty minutes. Chelsea will be looking to put down a marker and gather some momentum as they look to establish themselves after spending at the expense of £200 million on seven signings.

Tottenham Hotspur Face Chelsea in Carabao Cup

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Spurs have only won once in the Premier League this season and head coach Mourinho admitted that he is going to have to choose one over the other.

“I would like to fight for the Carabao but I don’t think I can,” he said. “But we have a game on Thursday that gives us not as much money as the Champions League but the group phase of the Europa League gives us a certain amount that for a club like us is very important.”

The Blues, however, have made an underwhelming start to proceedings this season with a shaky win against Brighton & Hove Albion, before disappointing displays against Liverpool and West Brom.

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Son Heung-Min is set to be sidelined ‘for a while’ after coming off at half-time in the draw against Newcastle. Mourinho’s top scorer this season joins returning Tottenham favourite Gareth Bale and Japhet Tanganga in the injury room. However, Moussa Sissoko could take his place on the bench this time after withdrawing at the weekend with an illness.

With the fixture congestion Spurs have at the moment, new signing Sergio Reguilon could be in line for his debut, while record signing Tanguy Ndombele could also start.

Chelsea could hand full debuts to Ben Chilwell and Edouard Mendy, with the latter signing from Rennes last week and set to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga as Lampard’s number one goalkeeper.

Chilwell and Thiago Silva made their debuts in the last round against Barnsley, but Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic remain on the sidelines through injury.

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