Preparing for their third game under Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea face off against London rivals Spurs in hopes of scooping another three points.
Their win last time against Burnley followed a draw with the Wolves. The Blues were now level on points with Jose Mourinho’s side after playing one game more than Spurs.
Tuchel decided against Mourinho for an attacking team, with Marcos Alonso, Mason Mount and Timo Werner keeping their place in the team.
N’Golo Kante, however, is limited to one place on the bench, while Kai Havertz is completely out of action due to an injury. Despite Kant’s place under the submarines, Chelsea fans reacted positively to the team’s announcement.
Edouard Mendy starts in goal with three opponents from Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger, while Alonso and Reece James play as full-backs.
A midfield duo of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic will support an attacking trio of Mount, Werner and Callum Hudson-Odoi, who are making their first attack under Tuchel after serving as full-backs against Burnley and Wolves.
On the bench, Olivier Giroud, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech will fight for a place in case Tuchel needs attack reinforcements, while Kepa, Andreas Christensen, Ben Chilwell and Emerson are supported by Kante.
Chelsea XI: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rüdiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Hudson-Odoi, Werner, Berg
Subs: Kepa, Christensen, Chilwell, Emerson, Kante, Ziyech, Pulisic, Abraham, Giroud