Tottenham will be hoping to draw first blood when they host Chelsea in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday night.
Spurs have already beaten Chelsea once this season, a comprehensive 3-1 win at Wembley Stadium in November.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men will be looking for a repeat of that result, and even better a similar score, to establish a handy first-leg advantage to take into the return leg at Stamford Bridge in a fortnight.
The London rivals go into the clash buoyed by respective FA Cup third round wins.
Spurs thrashed Tranmere Rovers 7-0 last Friday night, while Chelsea saw off plucky Nottingham Forest 2-0.
Both sides have identical records in the last five matches coming into this clash – three wins, a draw and a loss.
Spurs are searching for a first trophy in 11 years and the Carabao Cup represents a great opportunity to end the drought.
The competition also represents a wonderful opportunity for Maurizio Sarri to win his first trophy as Chelsea manager.
Spurs won the last two meetings against Chelsea by the identical 3-1 scoreline.
Can they make it a hat-trick of wins over their London rivals?