Weekend’s clash between Chelsea and Tottenham at the White Harts Lane will no doubt go down as one of the best games of the season. The Pensioners will be hoping to make it 3 consecutive wins by Sunday after securing victories in their last 2 games against Maccabi Tel Aviv and Norwich. Tottenham are beaten in their last 11 League games and they will be a tough nut to crack, especially in front of their fans. With Terry and Ramires ruled out due to injuries picked on Tuesday and in a Monday training session respectively, here is how the Blues will likely lineup against Tottenham.
Asmir Begovic will man the post in what could be his last as a first choice with Thibaut Courtois set to return in the next League game against Bournemouth.
Ivanovic is expected to continue at right back and he will hope to continue his rise in form against the tough Tottenham attack with Dele Alli his direct opponent. With Terry out with an ankle strain, Zouma and Cahill will once again combine as the central defenders while Caesar Azpilicueta will return his place at the left wing.
Matic and Cesc will probably be fielded together in front of the back 4 in hopes that they combine effectively well like they did last season and few times this term. Both have found their form slowly this season and will have to win the midfield battle if Chelsea want to win the game.
Willian might have to get deployed from the middle of the pack to the right in order to allow for Eden Hazard to take his favorite position behind the striker. Pedro or Kenedy will most likely start on the left, or get on as a substitute, depending on who gets the starting berth.
Costa remains the first choice, and despite his spat with Mourinho in the first half of the Maccabi, he will surely retain his spot and hope to get a consecutive League goal after returning to finding the back of the net against Norwich City last weekend.