Chelsea XI vs Tottenham: Starting lineup, confirmed team news, injury latest for Premier League game
Chelsea manager Graham Potter has the rare luxury of selection headaches as names his team selection for today’s trip to Tottenham.
The Blues this week welcomed both N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic back onto the training pitch but they did not complete the full session and join captain Cesar Azpilicueta, who continues to be monitored for concussion, as unavailable for the London derby.
Young striker Armando Broja is likely out for the season after knee surgery, and Edouard Mendy is closing in on a return after suffering a broken finger.
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So that means Potter had to make some tough decisions as he bids to escape a run that has seen Chelsea win just two of their last 14 matches.
Reece James and Thiago Silva return after being rested, while Ben Chilwell gets the nod over Marc Cucurella as Kalidou Koulibably is preferered to Benoit Badiashile.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek starts alongside Enzo Fernandez, while Hakim Ziyech completes an imposing front four of Joao Felix, Kai Havertz and Raheem Sterling.
Confirmed team news
Tottenham XI: Forster, Romero, Dier, Lenglet, Emerson, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Davies, Kulusevski, Richarlison, Kane
Subs: Sanchez, Son, Perisic, Danjuma, Porro, Tanganga, Lucas, Sarr, Austin
Chelsea XI: Kepa, James, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly, Chilwell, Loftus-Cheek, Fernandez, Ziyech, Joao Felix, Sterling, Havertz
Subs: Badiashile, Aubameyang, Bettinelli, Mudryk, Mount, Zakaria, Gallagher, Madueke, Fofana