Tottenham Hotspur make the 11-mile journey throughout London to face Chelsea within the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
Spurs have collected 13 factors from their 30 Premier League visits to Stamford Bridge within the Premier League period, successful simply as soon as. Except for Blackpool and Swindon – who they confronted solely as soon as on the street – Chelsea have comfortably been Tottenham’s hardest opponents away from residence (averaging simply 0.4 factors per away recreation).
This is the XI Antonio Conte, who was Chelsea supervisor for that sole Tottenham win, might subject this coming weekend.
GK: Hugo Lloris – Distribution hasn’t at all times been Lloris’ sturdy swimsuit in a Spurs shirt however the French primary misplaced only a single cross in opposition to Southampton final weekend.
CB: Cristian Romero – Described as a “Viking” by his teammate Eric Dier, who helped combine the Argentine into the staff final season together with his fluent Spanish.
CB: Eric Dier – After discovering the web in opposition to Southampton, Dier has the prospect to attain in consecutive Premier League matches for the primary time since August 2014.
CB: Ben Davies – As a former A-level maths pupil, Davies shall be abundantly conscious that three does not go into one. But, primarily based on his opening day choice, the Welshman is above Clement Lenglet and Davinson Sanchez in Tottenham’s centre-back pecking order.
RWB: Emerson Royal – The buccaneering, if at instances bumbling, wingback not solely has competitors from Matt Doherty this season however can even must fend off summer season arrival Djed Spence.
CM: Pierre Hojbjerg – The combative Dane has been crushed by Chelsea extra typically than another membership in his senior profession (dropping 11 of 14 conferences).
CM: Rodrigo Bentancur – When he first arrived in Europe, Bentancur placed on 11lb of muscle to adapt to Serie A. When he joined Spurs halfway by way of final season, Bentancur introduced the identical private health coach – ‘uncle Daniel’ – to London to clean the transition.
LWB: Ryan Sessegnon – Two months separated Sessegnon’s first pair of Premier League targets however he needed to wait three and a half years for his subsequent strike within the competitors, which he plundered final weekend.
RW: Dejan Kulusevski – The slippery Swede was integral to Tottenham’s 4-1 romp in opposition to Southampton as Spurs scored two or extra targets with out Kane or Son on the scoresheet for the primary time since November 2021.
ST: Harry Kane – Regardless of a stellar report in opposition to London opposition usually (racking up 41 Premier League targets), Kane hasn’t discovered the web in his final eight outings in opposition to Chelsea throughout all competitions.
LW: Son Heung-min – Despite the fact that he drew a clean final weekend, Son has nonetheless scored 12 targets in his final 11 Premier League appearances.
Subs: Forster, Sanchez, Lenglet, Spence, Doherty, Bissouma, Perisic, Gil, Moura