Date: 21st January 2019 at 12:54pm
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Please note the subtle change in the title!

This Thursday, Chelsea welcome Tottenham Hotspur, to Stamford Bridge for the second leg of a Carabao Cup semi-final.

The tie is there for the taking with Tottenham Hotspur holding a 1-0 lead from the first leg, courtesy of a dubious penalty from Harry Kane.

Cheered on by a full house, Chelsea have a wonderful chance to reach the first major final of the season with Tottenham beset with injuries and likely to be without Harry Kane, Son and the influential Dele Alli, who picked up a hamstring injury in their win at Fulham, on Sunday.

Now, whereas we usually ask you to second guess the starting eleven that Maurizio Sarri would select, we’ve taken the opportunity to alter things just for this fixture.

Here at Vital Chelsea, with Sarri getting a substantial amount of stick after his criticism of the sides display at the Emirates Stadium, we’re asking you to name the starting XI that YOU would select.

Would you change things drastically or would you just make a few slight adjustments?

Would you start with Callum Hudson-Odoi?

Would you restore Eden Hazard to his favoured position?

Who would be at the heart of the defence?

Would you include, presuming the deal has been completed, Gonzalo Higuain?

Four questions you might want to take into consideration as you ponder the starting eleven YOU would select.

Simply drop your chosen XI into the comment facility beneath this article.

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21 Replies to “Name Your Starting XI – Carabao Cup Semi Final Second Leg – Tottenham (H)”

  • Commentkepa, Azpilicueta,Luiz,Alonso,Chrstensen,Barkly,Jorginho,Kante,Hazard,Highuain,Hudsin-odoi..sub:caballero,emerson,rudiger,Ampadu,Kovacic,Pedro..

    • Comment You cant be a coach in your entire life that why Chelsea Lack behind becuase of supporters like you but if you fight meant me for front of b d g s ask about me original warri pikin

  • Kepa… Azpi… Christensen… Rudiger… Emerson… Jorginho… Kante… Kovacic… Hazard… Higuain… Odoi

  • FW- Hazard, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Pedro, MD- Kovasic, Kante, Jorgiho,
    DM- Marcos Alonso, David Luiz, Antony Rudiger, Azlicueta,
    GK- Kepa Arrizabalaga
    And if Higuain is among d startin XI he can play in role of Callum Hudson-Odoi

  • i prefer chelsea to use the line up……….. kepa (goal keeper) Luiz , Rudiger, Azplicuata, Emerson (defenders) kante ( defensive midfielder) with check and Barkley while Hazard, Giroud and Higuain are up front

  • 1. Kepa
    2. Azpiliqueta
    3. Rudiger
    4. Christiansen
    5. Emerson
    6. Kante
    7. Kovacic
    8. Barkley
    9. Giroud/Pedro
    10. Hazard
    11. Odoi

  • Kepa,
    Moses, Luis, rudiger, Emerson
    Barkely covacic
    Hazard, higuain, Willian/callum hudson odoi

  • The is the best and only dream 11 for sarri ball. This is for you Sarri. Use this please.


    Moses Rudiger Christensen Emerson

    Kante Jorginho Barkley

    Hudson Huguain Hazard

  • KEPA

  • I am assuming that Sarri will stick to his preferred 4-3-3 and that Higuain makes it in time.





    This allows our team to be more defensively secure with freedom to Hudson-Odoi and Hazard to take on their full backs which is a main source of Tottenham’s attacking pattern.

  • Kepa Willian
    Rudiger Pedro
    Luiz Christensen
    Azpiliqueta Ruff check
    Emerson Ampadu
    Kante (Starting) (Sub) Moses
    Barkley Zapacosta
    Callom hudson odoi

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