Spurs v Chelsea – how to watch, team news, key information
Wed 12 January 2022, 00:09|Tottenham Hotspur
It’s the second leg of our Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday evening (kick-off 7.45pm UK).
Trailing 2-0 from the first leg at Stamford Bridge a week ago, we have a tall task ahead of us, but it’s still all to play for as we look to reach the final of the tournament for the second season in a row.
Here’s all the key information you need to know ahead of the match...
How can I watch the game?
Wednesday evening’s match is being broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event, kick-off 7.45pm UK.
For all the live build-up and reaction from inside the stadium, you can also tune in to N17 Live, our exclusive pre- and post-match show. It’s available to watch for free online, across social media and on the Spurs Official app from 7pm UK.
Our live Match Centre here on tottenhamhotspur.com and the app also has full coverage throughout the evening with minute-by-minute text and audio commentary, goal alerts and stats, or you can join our Watchalong on Twitch from 6.45pm.
If you’re supporting us from overseas, check out the worldwide broadcast listings to see if the match is being shown in your area.
Remember to familiarise yourself with the ‘Plan B’ entry requirements if you’re attending the stadium in person for the game.
How will the teams line up?
Cristian Romero, Steven Bergwijn, Eric Dier and Heung-Min Son all missed the weekend’s win over Morecambe in the FA Cup, and Antonio Conte doesn’t expect to have any of them available for selection for the Chelsea match.
When asked on Spurs TV about whether he expected to welcome any of the players he rested against Morecambe back for our clash with the Blues, the Head Coach added: “Unfortunately we are arriving with some problems and I think it’s good to make the best decision because we have a couple of cases that if we want to risk (them for Wednesday’s game), we risk to lose players for a long period. I think in this moment it’s good to give the right time to recover for the players that are injured and at the same time, there is the possibility, the chance for the players that usually don’t play in the starting XI to show me they deserve more consideration.”
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will make a late decision on whether to include Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante in his squad for the game after both recently finished a period of isolation following positive COVID-19 tests.
With Edouard Mendy away at the Africa Cup of Nations, Kepa Arrizabalaga should keep his place in goal.
Who is the referee and what colours will the teams be playing in?
Andre Marriner will referee Wednesday’s match, assisted by Edward Smart and Scott Ledger, with Robert Jones as the fourth official. Mike Dean will be in charge of VAR.
We’ll play in Lilywhite shirts, navy shorts and navy socks, with our goalkeeper in green.
Chelsea will play in blue shirts, blue shorts and white socks, with their keeper in orange.
How can I get the matchday programme?
Wednesday night’s official matchday programme includes a main feature interview with Lucas Moura, plus Antonio Conte’s exclusive column and much more.
It’s priced at the usual £3.50 and available from all Tap Inn counters around the stadium, plus external pods situated at Paxton House, the South Podium, Park Lane Square and Worcester Avenue.
Supporters not attending the match can order a copy online here, for delivery direct to your door.
What will the weather be like?
There’ll be relatively clear skies in north London on Wednesday night, with temperatures at around four degrees.