The Blues head into the game on the back of a questionable run of form, with a series of poor performances resulting in just two wins from their last five games. They will take to the field without key man Nemanja Matic, who is serving the first game of his two-match suspension for pushing over Ashley Barnes at the weekend.
For Spurs, they have also struggled in recent weeks, with a loss and two draws coming at the end of a rejuvenating spell under Mauricio Pochettino. Harry Kane is in incredible form, and the only thing that will likely prevent a highly attacking performance will be fatigue carried over from Thursday evening’s fixture with Fiorentina.
It promises to be a great game, and one worthy of taking place at Wembley Stadium. Both clubs have an illustrious history at the national stadium, although Chelsea have dominated proceedings at the new incarnation of the ground, but Spurs will be looking to re-live recent history by defeating the Blues to claim the League Cup trophy - as they did in 2008 at the same venue.
For Chelsea, much of their team will be newcomers to a Wembley final, with the likes of Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and Oscar all experiencing a game of this magnitude at the same time. While they have played there before, there is something about winning a trophy there that cannot be matched, and Oscar has admitted to the official Chelsea website that the main reason he wants to win the tie is because he has never won a game at Wembley.
The Brazilian playmaker said: “I’ve played there three times and I want to win there because every time I’ve played there I haven’t won!
“Personally I want to win every trophy at Chelsea. I won the Europa League and now in this final I can win another one. It’s a fantastic opportunity.”