Pochettino reveals if he had special plans for Chelsea’s new signing

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham take on Chelsea in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi final tomorrow in what is a crucial game for both sides.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side go into the game severely handicapped as Dele Alli and Harry Kane are ruled out with injuries while Heung-Min Son is away on international duty at the Asian Cup.

While Spurs are short of forwards, Chelsea have just completed the signing Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain.

The 31-year-old striker has found playing time hard to come by at Juventus this season on was shipped off on loan to AC Milan, and now instead will spend the rest of the season at Stamford Bridge.

However, the move hasn’t been completed in time for the Blues to register Higuain in time for the game against Tottenham on Thursday.

Pochettino, however, insisted that it would have made no difference to his perpetration whether or not the striker featured in the game as the Chelsea squad is full of top players.

Speaking during the pre-match press conference, Pochettino told Football.London: “I don’t know what’s going on there (with the Higuain transfer). If he arrives in time to play then it will be nice to see him.”

“He’s a top player like Morata or Giroud or a striker, like Hazard is playing in that position. For me, one or another is going to be play against us it’s going to be tough, because they are a top team. It’s going to be a tough second leg.”

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