Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola said that the club is happy to be drawn against Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup semi-finals.
The Blues qualified for the semi-finals by beating Bournemouth 1-0 at Stamford Bridge last night. They will be up against Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-finals. Spurs qualified for the semi-finals by beating Arsenal on their own turf for the first time since 2010.
Tottenham handed Chelsea their first defeat of the season by defeating them 3-1 last month. Zola believes that Chelsea have a good chance to avenge that defeat. The Italian said, “We’re happy because some time ago they gave us a football lesson and we’re looking forward to challenging them again.
I’m sure it’ll be a different game. 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 underperformed and were hurt. We are pleased that we will play them and we can’t wait.”
Chelsea play their first semi-final leg at Wembley on January 8 before playing the home leg exactly two weeks later at Stamford Bridge.
Before there first leg against Spurs, Chelsea play five games. The first of them is against Leicester City on Saturday.