Spurs vs Chelsea: Predicted Starting Line-Ups For The Big Game
Tottenham Hotspur welcome London rivals Chelsea to White Hart Lane for Saturday’s early kickoff. Here are our predicted starting eleven’s for both teams.
Tottenham Hotspur welcome Chelsea to White Hart Lane for Saturday’s early kick-off.
Andre Villas-Boas made several changes to his team that went on to thrashed Aston Villa in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night and a number of players are likely to come back in this weekend.
The likes of Hugo Lloris, Michael Dawson, Mousa Dembele, Christian Eriksen, Andros Townsend, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Roberto Soldado are all pushing for recalls after being left out of the starting line-up in midweek.
Soldado’s replacement on Tuesday, Jermain Defoe, staked a claim to keep his place with a well taken brace, but Villas-Boas seems to prefer the Spaniard in attack so we expect him to come back in.
AVB confirmed the good news on Thursday that left-back Danny Rose has a 90% chance of facing Chelsea. Younes Kaboul, Aaron Lennon and Etienne Capoue remain out though.
As for Chelsea, the big injury news for them is that midfielder Ramires is a major doubt after he was forced off in midweek against Swindon Town.
Jose Mourinho also made wholesale changes to his team for the League Cup clash so the likes of Petr Cech, Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry, Frank Lampard, Eden Hazard and Oscar are expected to be recalled against Spurs.
Fernando Torres put in a Man of the Match display in midweek and with Samuel Eto’o miss-firing so far this season, it would be harsh to see the Spaniard drop back to the bench this weekend. Andre Schurrle could get the nod over Juan Mata, Willian and Kevin De Bruyne for a place in attack.
Here are our predicted line-ups for the game:
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