By ADAM TROXTELL
Jose Mourinho’s tradition of winning league and domestic cup doubles is on the line as Chelsea look to book a spot in the English League Cup semifinals.
The Blues head to Derby County for one of two quarterfinal matches on Tuesday. They’ll be looking for a fourth win in five games, while Derby hopes to bounce back after a loss to Middlesbrough over the weekend. Chelsea last won the competition under Mourinho in 2007.
Struggling Southampton travel to League 1 side Sheffield United. The Saints are on a four game-losing streak and will look to the cup for a much needed boost in confidence.
In Germany, Hamburg will look to pull further away from the relegation zone against bottom dwellers Stuttgart. With just one win in their last six, Stuttgart sit bottom on 13 points. League leaders Bayern Munich look to have a straightforward task at home against Freiburg.
In Spain, Barcelona will look to kill off Huesca in the second leg of their Copa del Rey match-up. The Catalans hold a 4-0 aggregate lead. Elsewhere Valencia take a 2-1 lead into their game against Rayo Vallecano.
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Enjoy the action.
1:30 p.m. – Fox Sports 1 – Cruz Azul vs. Real Madrid
2 p.m. – GolTV USA – Bayern Munich vs. Freiburg
2 p.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol – Valencia vs. Rayo Vallecano
2:45 p.m. – beIN Sports USA – Derby County vs. Chelsea
4 p.m. – beIN Sports en Espanol – Barcelona vs. Huesca