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Predicted lineup as Chelsea face red hot Spurs at Wembley

Chelsea are in for a game of their lives on Tuesday night when they visit Wembley to play against Tottenham Hotspur in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final fixture.

It can be recalled that Spurs quashed Chelsea’s unbeaten run in the Premier League this season in a game the home side dominated at Wembley. Therefore the Blues have their job cut out for them in this cracking fixture.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri will be looking to field a strong side against his London neighbors who are currently one of the sides to beat in the Premier League recently.

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A good number of Chelsea’s key players will definitely return to action against Mauricio Pochettino’s men. Kepa Arrizabalage is sure to return to the lineup and he won’t be in a hurry to forget his first game against Spurs at Wembley.

The likes of Antonio Rudiger and Azpilicueta are expected to return to the starting lineup. There’s also a possible return to midfield for Jorginho and Kante.

It remains to be seen if David Luiz will be rested and Christensen given another chance.

Therefore, the predicted starting lineup for Chelsea tonight is as follows: Arrizabalaga, Christensen, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Emerson, Jorginho, Barkley, Kante, Morata, Hazard, Hudson-Odoi.

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