Chelsea legend Clive Walker has admitted he is happier to draw Tottenham Hotspur rather than Manchester City in the semi-finals of the EFL Cup.

The Blues booked their berth in the penultimate round of the EFL Cup with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

Maurizio Sarri’s men were made to work hard for the win by a spirited Bournemouth team, who put up a stern fight until the referee’s final whistle.

Despite dominating proceedings and registering 25 shots on the night, Chelsea had to wait until the 84th minute to score the only goal of the game through Eden Hazard, who came off the bench at the hour mark.

The result meant that Chelsea will now face rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who beat Arsenal on Wednesday, over two legs for a place in the final and Walker admits that he was happy to avoid Manchester City in the draw; the Citizens have drawn Burton Albion.

Walker revealed that he thinks Chelsea are favourites to win against Spurs over two legs and insisted they need to beat the best teams if they want to win trophies.

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“I think Tottenham we can beat over two legs more readily than City”, Walker said on Chelsea TV after the game.

“Burton, you'd think if we don't win that over two legs there is probably a problem.

“But to win trophies you need to beat the best.”

The first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final will be held at Wembley in January, before the return leg at Stamford Bridge later in the month, and the winners will face either defending champions Manchester City or Burton in the final.