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How should Chelsea line up against Spurs to overcome first leg deficit in League Cup semifinal?

Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur, Carabao Cup semifinal second leg: You choose the starting lineup

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Chelsea may not have (m)any injury woes, but have plenty of things to be concerned about still as we head into Thursday’s League Cup semifinal second leg against Spurs.

Trailing 1-0 from the first leg thanks to VAR being manned by nincompoops, Chelsea will need to quickly assuage the pity party that’s threatening to spiral out of control at the Bridge, and score a few goals (first and foremost) and not give up too many (no more mistakes!) and turn this thing around to reach the final — Manchester City are not officially there to greet the winner of this one, but they might as well be after a 9-0 (nine!) win over Burton Albion in the first leg.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (back) is the only confirmed injury but presumably Alvaro Morata has played his final game for us at least this season as he finalizes his loan move to Atletico Madrid. Conversely, Chelsea are facing a tight deadline to get Gonzalo Higuain in — if he’s registered by midday on Wednesday, he’d be eligible to play.

The mood is turning sour and the dark clouds are gathering on the horizon. But a win over Spurs could be that crucial ray of sunshine to turn things around.

Choose wisely!

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