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How Tuchel can setup his squad against Conte without Mendy and Chalobah in the EFL Cup clash

How Tuchel can setup his squad against Conte without Mendy and Chalobah in the EFL Cup clash
How Tuchel can setup his squad against Conte without Mendy and Chalobah in the EFL Cup clash

It will be a reunion between former Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte and the Blues when the Italian Manager and his Tottenham Hotspurs contingent travel to West London on Wednesday evening to take on their London rival Chelsea in the first leg of the EFL Cup Semifinals.

Antonio Conte oversaw two full seasons as Chelsea Manager between 2016 and 2018 winning the English Premier League at the end of the 2016/17 and the Emirate FA Cup at the end of the 2017/18 Season which was also his last season at the club. The clash against Chelsea on Wednesday evening will be the first time that the Conte will return to Stamford Bridge as he looks to help Spurs end their long title drought.

Thomas Tuchel have announced that Trevoh Chalobah will not feature during the clash against Spurs while Andreas Christensen is under a serious doubt to start.

However, it’s not all bad news as Chelsea have been boosted with the return of Timo Werner who trained with the Squad on Monday and Tuesday. The Chelsea Boss also confirmed that Romelu Lukaku will be in the squad to take on Tottenham Hotspurs.

The noticeable Player that will be unavailable during the clash in Edouard Mendy who departed for the AFCON tournament on Monday.

Kepa Arrizabalaga is expected to step up in the absence the Senegalese Shot-stopper while Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger and Cesar Azpilicueta will return to the Defense. Cesar Azpilicueta returning to the back-three because Chelsea are light on Defenders could see Callum Hudson-Odoi playing in the right wing-back while Marcos Alonso will play in the left wing-back.

N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovavic are expected to return to the starting lineup following their commendable performances against Liverpool while Thomas Tuchel is expected to stick with his front three of Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount.

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