Though there were calls for the ties to be played over one-leg amid the fixture pileup caused by Covid postponements, the EFL have stuck with the traditional two-legged format, with the victors to face either Liverpool or Arsenal in the final.
For Thomas Tuchel, the match has taken on added importance after a difficult Christmas period that has seen the Blues slips ten points behind Manchester City in the Premier League title race.
For Antonio Conte, meanwhile, this competition may represent his best chance of ending his first season in charge of Tottenham with an elusive trophy.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Chelsea vs Tottenham is scheduled for a 7:45pm GMT kick-off on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.
The match will be played at Stamford Bridge in London.
Where to watch Chelsea vs Tottenham
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Football and Main Event.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.
LIVE coverage: Keep up to date with all of the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog. Malik Ouzia will be providing updates.
Chelsea vs Tottenham team news
Tuchel has a major decision to make over Romelu Lukaku, after the striker was dropped for Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool following an explosive interview in which he spoke of being unhappy at Stamford Bridge.
Timo Werner was also missing as he returns from a Covid absence and the German remains a major doubt, while Reece James and Ben Chilwell are still injured and Edouard Mendy has left to join up with Senegal ahead of the AFCON.
For Tottenham, Cristian Romero, Ryan Sessegnon and Steven Bergwijn remain out but Conte has no fresh injury concerns following the weekend’s late win over Watford.
Chelsea vs Tottenham prediction
Chelsea are enduring a rough period both on and off the pitch, while Tottenham have not yet got their revolution in full swing under Conte, despite signs of progress.
The hosts may secure a slender advantage here to leave it all to play for in the return leg.