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Carabao Cup semi-final preview – Chelsea v Arsenal

The second Carabao Cup semi-final is a huge one as capital rivals Chelsea and Arsenal.

The two sides have only just played out a draw at the Emirates, but now they have two more games coming up in the coming weeks.

The first game sees Chelsea play hosts at Stamford Bridge, and Antonio Conte is hoping they can get the win on Wednesday.

“I think the [last] game against Arsenal was a good game. I think our performance was very good but we know very well which are the point of strengths of this team and maybe where they have the weak points,” he said.

“I think we try to stay in the game I the right way, we want to play another good game. We want to try to win the game.”

Wenger added: “I believe it can be again a very attractive game. Football is so unpredictable, it can be a locked game. It can be crazy game or locked.

“Overall we gave too many chances away in the game (against Chelsea). But we were unlucky as well with the penalty. We were outstanding going forward. I believe we showed mental resources until the last minute to come back to 2-2.”

See below for a preview on the games, including predictions from former England, Crystal Palace and Tottenham ace Andy Gray, leading agent and former Man City midfielder Barry Silkman and our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey together with everything you need to know from the bookies – with BoyleSports’s Leon Blance.

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Chelsea 19:45 Arsenal
Stamford Bridge
First leg

TEAM NEWS: Eden Hazard is fit for Chelsea, but it remains to be seen if he will feature. New signing Ross Barkley is not in contention. Arsenal have a near fully fit squad, but Granit Xhaka and Shkodran Mustafi are doubtful.
KEY FACT: Arsenal have not on the trophy for 25 years
MATCH ODDS: Chelsea 7/10 Draw 3/1 Arsenal 4/1
ANDY SAYS: Have to think this will be a home win, but won’t be much in it…2-1
GRAEME SAYS: Close game, should be a good one but have to go Chelsea…2-1
SILKY SAYS: Chelsea for me, just we the home advantage…2-0
BOYLESPORTS PICK: Chelsea to win @7/10
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Eden Hazard remains one of the top players on the Index

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