Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
There will be fireworks when Tottenham and Chelsea face each other at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the EFL Cup last 16. Spurs have big ambitions for the 2020/21 season as they did well to reinforce the squad in the summer transfer window, but they were more than unfortunate not to beat Newcastle in their last league match. Summer signing Gareth Bale has yet to overcome his injury, while the likes of Ndombele and Reguilon should be fit to face Chelsea.
The Blues, on the other hand, came from three goals behind to share the spoils with WBA (3-3) in their last Premier League game. Frank Lampard has a number of high-profile players to choose from, and even though Ziyech and Pulisic are sidelined with injury, we predict that the visitors are going to find the net in the EFL Cup showdown. Taking everything into account, both teams to score betting option should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Heung-min Son):
Over the years Son Heung-Min has established himself as one of the best Asian footballers. Son is a Tottenham Hotspur first-team regular and he played a very important role in Mauro Pochettino’s team in the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign, scoring 12 goals, while making 37 appearances in the process.
The South Korean footballer, who is well known for his speed and a very powerful shot, was born in Chuncheo on 8 July 1992 and he began his youth career at FC Seoul. In 2008 he moved to Hamburger SV, but he made his senior debut for the Bundesliga club two years later. In 2013 he signed a deal with fellow German side Bayer Leverkusen and he scored 21 goals in 62 appearances in the Bundesliga for the BayArena outfit.
In 2015 he signed a five-year contract with Spurs for a fee of £22 million. Son Heung-min made his South Korea debut in a friendly against Syria in 2010.
Highlighted Team (Chelsea):
Over the years Chelsea have established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the English Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo helped the team win their first ever Champions League trophy (2011/2012), but it has to be noted that they were more than fortunate to beat Bayern Munich in the title game.
Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and the UEFA Europa League. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash.
After lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, the Blues largely struggled in the next campaign, which saw Jose Mourinho’s second spell with the club come to an end, and Antoine Conte went over to take the reigns for the 2016/2017 season.