Some Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to Twitter to share their reaction to Antonio Conte’s team selection for this evening’s cup tie against Chelsea.
A place in the final of the Carabao Cup is at stake, with Chelsea currently ahead 2-0 on aggregate following last week’s disastrous display by the North Londoners at Stamford Bridge.
Tottenham have lost just one of their five League Cup home matches against Chelsea (W2 D2), losing 3-0 in a quarter-final replay in January 1991 but have already lost twice to Thomas Tuchel’s side this season.
Conte was unable to call upon the recently-sidelined Cristian Romero, Steven Bergwijn, Eric Dier and Heung-Min Son.
Without a trophy since their 2008 League Cup triumph, Spurs have it all to do if they are to make a memorable comeback this evening.
Tanguy Ndombele is not included in the squad, while Pierluigi Gollini starts in goal ahead of Hugo Lloris and Matt Doherty is once again at left wing-back.
This is what some fans have had to say about the side which takes to the field in North London in under an hour’s time:
Really surprised with no Lloris or Skipp. I know the NLD is huge but this is still a semi final and we’ve come back from worse deficits
— Shay (@ShaySpurs) January 12, 2022
Congratulations to Chelsea reaching the league cup final
— Simmo (@thfc1983) January 12, 2022
No Skipp 😬
No Hugo 😬
Conte asked for reinforcements and Club had 11 days before now to sign players. We have two U23 players on the bench for a Cup semifinal!
Only hope is a Conte masterclass#COYS
— It all seems a bit trivial now 💙 (@MattyFrench82) January 12, 2022
Why is Tanganga starting? Rodon not… I am definately laughing as I can see Gollini… What the heck. No intention to come back haha.
— Nuel Abram De Guzman🏴 (@AbramDeguzzy) January 12, 2022
Statement to the board this. Showing Levy the squad isn't good enough. Well in Antonio
— LBR🇮🇹 (@LBRthfc) January 12, 2022
Doherty instead of sess?
Lo celso intead of gil?
Hojberg instead of skipp?
— BidoShalaby🇪🇬 (@shalaby_bido) January 12, 2022
No we have zero attacking threat from our wing backs along with zero creativity in midfield, gonna be a long one
— Dylan🏴 (@SpursScotsman) January 12, 2022
we’re not serious
— luke (@spreathed) January 12, 2022
Horrid lineup, it’s only 2-0 not 4-0. We rested everyone Sunday. Shame.
— Alex (@xAlexTHFC) January 12, 2022
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