Tottenham find themselves 17/4 underdogs to land the League Cup inside 90 minutes with Chelsea 67/100 favourites to tie things up inside the distance.
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Mauricio Pochettino’s men will be in the driving seat to win the first serious domestic trophy of the campaign because Nemanja Matic is suspended.
The Serbian’s reaction to Ashley Barnes’ ugly challenge against Burnley has robbed Chelsea of the man their whole world revolves around.
Since returning to the club following a career-trajectory altering stint at Benfica, where Jorge Jesus converted him from a number ten to the man he is today Matic has failed to start for the Blues just 12 times.
Their record across that dozen fixtures is tellingly modest, failing to win on seven occasions and losing four times.
Dig a little deeper and it gets worse still, with three of those wins (all three achieved without him this term) coming against lower league opposition.
The remainder came against Champions League foes within the confines of their Stamford Bridge stronghold.
When it comes to facing down Premier League adversaries without their towering enforcer Chelsea have yet to win in three attempts.
Last term they drew with a pre-enlightenment West Ham, while Burnley followed suit in holding them Matic-less at home in 2014/15 and Newcastle ended a seemingly credible ‘Invicibles’ dream for the current campaign.
Yet that’s not why Tottenham are guaranteed to win the Capital One Cup.
The can lift the trophy because they have already beaten Chelsea this season WITH Matic in the team.