The fourth round of the English League Cup kicks off with the top London derby, in which Tottenham and Chelsea will meet on September 29 – we have prepared a forecast for this match.
Tottenham didn’t start this season well. The main successes of “Spurs” are associated with the Europa League, where Jose Mourinho’s wards passed “Shkendia” (3: 1) and “Lokomotiv” from Plovdiv (2: 1). In the Premier League, Tottenham have earned only four points in three rounds. Spurs defeated Southampton (5: 2), lost to Everton (0: 1) and tied with Newcastle (1: 1).
In the League Cup, Tottenham went further due to the fact that the opposing players were diagnosed with the coronavirus.
Unlike previous seasons, Tottenham have spent a lot on this transfer window. Giovanni Lo Celso was bought from Betis for 32 million euros, Real Madrid left-back Sergio Regilon for 30 million, Wolverhampton right-back Matt Doherty for 16.6 million, and Southampton central midfielder for 16.6 million »Pierre-Emile Huybjerg. Moreover, Tottenham rented their star Gareth Bale from Real Madrid.
Wherever Mourinho coached, and no matter how badly his team played, the players won some trophies. This is probably what the Tottenham management hoped for when they invited this specialist. Tottenham won the League Cup for the last time in 2008, and reached the final in 2015, where they lost to Chelsea (0: 2).
Not available from Tottenham for the upcoming match Son Heung Min, Gareth Bale and Japhet Tanganga. The participation of Mussa Sissoko is questionable.
If Tottenham spent a lot, then Chelsea became the record holder of the transfer market. However, the teams’ results are identical. Perhaps Chelsea play better. In the Premier League, the “pensioners” beat Brighton (3: 1), lost to Liverpool (0: 2) and drew with West Bromwich (3: 3), and defeated Barnsley in the League Cup (6: 0) ).
Chelsea spent about 250 million euros this offseason, which in the context of the coronavirus looks a lot of money. Kai Havertz was bought from Bayer for 80 million euros, Timo Werner came from Leipzig for 53 million, the Blues paid 50.20 million for Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell, and 40 paid for the right winger Ajax by Hakim Ziyech. For 24 million Chelsea acquired Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, and centerbacks Malang Sarr and Thiago Silva came as free agents. In fact, this is a full-fledged new team, so the players clearly need to play together.
The last time Chelsea won the League Cup was in 2015. “Pensioners” in the final defeated Tottenham. Last season, Chelsea were eliminated in the round of 16, beating Manchester United (1-2). Before that, in 2019, the Blues reached the final of the tournament, where they lost on penalties to Manchester City.
Billy Gilmour, Christian Pulicis and newcomer Hakim Ziyech are injured at Chelsea.
Tottenham have lost only one of their last eight official matches at home.
In six of these eight matches, the bet “total under 2.5” played.
In their last nine official away games, Chelsea have won three times.
In all these meetings, the “total over 2.5” bet played.
In nine of ten previous away matches in the League Cup, Chelsea have played both-to-score.
Chelsea have beaten Tottenham in all four of their last head-to-head meetings. In the Premier League last season, the Blues beat Spurs 2-0 and 2-1.
02/22/20 Chelsea Tottenham 2: 1
12/22/19 Tottenham Chelsea 0: 2
02/27/19 Chelsea Tottenham 20
01.24.19 Chelsea Tottenham 6: 3
01/08/19 Tottenham Chelsea ten
11/24/18 Tottenham Chelsea 3: 1
04/01/18 Chelsea Tottenham thirteen
08/20/17 Tottenham Chelsea 12
04/22/17 Chelsea Tottenham 4: 2
01/04/17 Tottenham Chelsea 20
Without a doubt, this match looks difficult to predict. Both clubs are undergoing restructuring and are playing unstable. Chelsea have traditionally played well in cup tournaments, but this time the retirees play early on.
It is clear that none of the teams is going to waste the tournament. Considering the statistics of Chelsea’s recent away games in the League Cup and in general, you can bet on a productive match here.
Our forecast – both will score + total over 2.5 for 1.90 in BC Marathon