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Tottenham capable of knocking off Chelsea in League Cup - King

Ledley King believes Tottenham are good enough to triumph over Chelsea in this weekend's Capital One Cup final.

The former Spurs defender, now a club ambassador, suggests that the youthful enthusiasm in Maurico Pochettino's side can once again overcome the Premier League-leading Blues following the 5-3 result on New Year's Day.

"The youth and exuberance of the team has been there to see this season," King told Sky Sports News HQ.

"There's a good core of players that have come through the youth set up together so they know what it's like to try and win things with each other. Chelsea are a strong, experienced side but Tottenham have young and hungry players and, with the new experience, they'll want to win the game."

But King is not expecting the Wembley final to be played in a similar manner to the dramatic league fixture at the beginning of the year.

"The 5-3 probably won't count for anything. I think it will be a different, edgy type of game," King added.

"And I don't think Thursday's Europa League game will have too much of an impact either. As professionals you have to set Chelsea aside concentrate on them after Fiorentina.

"Both Spurs and Chelsea know enough about each other already, so they'll get their heads around that."

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