CONFIRMED DATE FOR CHELSEA’S CARABAO CUP CLASH WITH TOTTENHAM

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Chelsea were drawn to face Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup semifinal clash, while Manchester City will face Burton Albion in the other semifinal clash.

The date and kick-off time for our Carabao Cup semi-final first leg away at Tottenham have now been announced. The game will take place on Tuesday 8 January and it will kick-off 20:00 GMT at the Wembley Stadium.

However, the date and time of the second leg is yet to be announced due to fixture congestion.

The EFL confirmed to Chelsea that a date for the second leg game will not be announced until after the draw for the FA Cup fourth round has taken place (the FA Cup third round ties take place across the weekend of 4 to 7 January).

Fixture congestion has made it difficult for a date to be confirmed yet. However, the game will be played in the week commencing 21 January and a further announcement will be made in due course.

After the draw, Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola admitted he would have preferred an easier draw against Burton, but he revealed he can’t wait for the Spurs challenge.

Zola said: “It could have been better but it’s fine. We’re happy because some time ago they gave us a football lesson & we’re looking forward to challenging them again. I’m sure it’ll be a different game.”

Chelsea were beaten by Tottenham in November, and Zola has revealed that the players are looking to have a good game against Spurs this time around.

He said: “There are a lot of proud players and they want to play this game and show that we were not the ones that played that game. Too many players under played and were hurt. We are pleased that we will play them and we can’t wait.”

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