Chelsea Vs Tottenham – London Derby

After a comfortable 4-0 home win against Ludogorets seeing Carlos Vinicius score twice and Dane Scarlett become the youngest player to play for Tottenham, Jose Mourinho’s men will now face an intense London derby, visiting Chelsea on Sunday at Stamford Bridge.

Tottenham are at the top of the league for the first time in six years, and if they are to continue in such fashion, this is a must win game.

Spurs have won their last five games in a row and are unbeaten in eight games of their nine league games this season, only losing to Everton.

They last met in the Carabao Cup this season, which Spurs won on penalties thanks to Mason Mount dragging his penalty wide of Hugo Lloris’ goal.

They are now in the quarter final of the Carabao Cup and face Stoke City on 23rd December.

It is looking more and more likely that Tottenham will win a trophy this season, whether it be the Carabao Cup, Europa League, or even Premier League.

After Chelsea, the fixtures get no easier, with games against: Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Leicester and Wolves.

A win for Tottenham would see them extend their lead in first place, as Liverpool drew to Brighton earlier today.

On the other hand, a win for Chelsea would see them leapfrog Tottenham and enter first.

Tottenham Team News

Unfortunately, Toby Alderweireld will be forced to miss the game against Frank Lampard’s Blues, after suffering an injury in the 2-0 victory against Manchester City.

Giovani Lo Celso is likely to start on the bench following his instant impact against City, proving an effective substitute.

Erik Lamela is still out with a calf injury. Jose Mourinho stated, “I would be very, very surprised if he said he was able to play Sunday so I will say not this week.” 

The Daily Mail report that Joe Rodon is to get his first start under Jose Mourinho, who has “barely played 10 minutes in a Spurs shirt since his move.”

As Gareth Bale started against Ludogrets it is likely that Steven Bergwijn will return to the squad, and perhaps the starting line up.

Predicted XI: Lloris, Aurier, Dier, Sanchez, Reguilon, Højbjerg, Ndombele, Sissoko, Son, Kane, Bale (4-2-3-1)

Chelsea Team News

Although Christian Pulisic has been deemed fit, its likely that Tammy Abraham will keep him out of the team for Sunday.

Since Kai Havertz was purchased by Chelsea for £89 million, it has been a battle for who starts in the Chelsea midfield. Usually Mount has been playing left-wing to replace the missing Pulisic.

But recently, Timo Werner performances in that position have been very impressive, so unless Frank Lampard tries some sort of curveball, he will start there on Sunday.

Other than Pulisic still being slightly unfit there isn’t any other first team injuries for Chelsea.

Predicted XI: Mendy, James, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell, Kante, Kovacic, Havertz, Ziyech, Abraham, Werner (4-3-3)

Written by Josh Hudson

Edited by Joey Pickthall

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