Chelsea has its eye on a sixth cup title, but first it needs to close out Tottenham on Wednesday in the second leg of its English League Cup semifinal matchup. The Blues last won the EFL Cup in 2015, and the defending European champions won the first leg 2-0 last week as part of a 10-game unbeaten run. They also cruised to a 5-1 victory against Chesterfield in an FA Cup match Saturday. Tottenham, meanwhile, took a 3-1 win against Morecambe in the FA Cup on Sunday. The team that advances will take on the winner of the Liverpool-Arsenal matchup on Feb. 27 at Wembley Stadium. 

Kickoff is set for 2:45 p.m. ET at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. Caesars Sportsbook lists Chelsea as the +125 favorite (risk $100 to win $125) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Tottenham vs. Chelsea odds, with Spurs the +215 underdog. A draw is listed at +245 and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before you lock in your Chelsea vs. Tottenham picks or make any EFL Cup predictions, you have to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated more than $37,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

Now, Green has broken down Tottenham vs. Chelsea from every angle and locked in his coveted EFL picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green's picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Chelsea vs. Tottenham:

  • Tottenham vs. Chelsea spread: Chelsea -0.5 (+115)
  • Tottenham vs. Chelsea over-under: 2.5 goals 
  • Tottenham vs. Chelsea money line: Spurs +215, Chelsea +125, Draw +245 
  • TOT: Tottenham has scored 23 goals in its 18 EPL matches 
  • CHE: Chelsea has 22 goals in its past 10 in all competitions

Why you should back Chelsea 

The Blues are having trouble with injuries and illness on defense, but the attack has gotten healthy. Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner both scored in Saturday's FA Cup win, and Kai Havertz had one of the goals last week against Spurs. All three have had bouts with COVID and injuries, but Lukakau has eight goals in all competitions and Werner and Havertz have 11 combined. Jorginho is the team's top scorer overall, with nine goals, all of them on penalty kicks.  

Mason Mount has been a key to the attack and has seven goals and five assists. He is sixth in the EPL with 18 shots on target and tied for 10th in key passes with 30. Chelsea has scored at least twice in six of its last seven road games, while Tottenham has scored just twice over the past eight meetings with the Blues. 

Why you should back Tottenham

Spurs have the home-field advantage and are healthier than Chelsea, and they could take advantage of the Blues sitting on their lead. Tottenham has the talent up top with Harry Kane and Lucas Moura to do some damage against a depleted defense. Chelsea also will be without elite goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, who is dealing with COVID-19 at the Africa Cup of Nations. Kane and Moura both scored in Sunday's victory. 

Kane has been quiet in league play but has 10 goals overall this season. Moura can fill in with top scorer Son Heung-Min out with injury, and he has six goals and five assists in all competitions. Tottenham is also 7-1-0 in its last eight at Hotspur Stadium. Spurs also has won two of the last four League Cup meetings against Chelsea, both at home. 

How to make Tottenham vs. Chelsea picks

Green has scrutinized Chelsea vs. Tottenham from all sides, and he is leaning under on the goal total. He also provides his confident best bets and gives his full breakdown of the match. He's only sharing his EFL Cup picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Chelsea vs. Tottenham? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Tottenham vs. Chelsea, all from the European soccer expert who has generated well over $37,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.