After being succumbed to a frustrating 0-0 draw at The Stadium Of Light last weekend, Chelsea will welcome Tottenham Hotspurs at Stamford Bridge this midweek, in a hope to strengthen their position at the top of the league table and get back to their usual winning ways.
Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham are coming off an impressive 2-1 win over Everton this weekend but, the London side will face a very tough job when they line-up against Chelsea away.
Jose Mourinho, on the other hand, talked about the case of fatigue in his post-match conference after the draw which means, the Portuguese might make a few changes to his starting line-up ahead of the Newcastle game.
Here’s how the manager is expected to line-up against Spurs:
GK – THIBAUT COURTOIS
The Belgian was impressive against Sunderland last weekend and there’s no question why he doesn’t start tomorrow.
CB – JOHN TERRY and KURT ZOUMA
Gary Cahill has started all of the Blues’ fixtures since the November International break, and it might be the time for Mourinho to rest the Englishman when we line-up against Spurs. Kurt Zouma has proved his capability in the few starts he has got and Jose Mourinho could be tempted to partner the Frenchman with John Terry at the heart of our defense tomorrow.
RB – BRANISLAV IVANOVIC
It’s highly unlikely that Mourinho would ever go into a fixture without the Serbian at the fullback position. He starts tomorrow.
LB – FILIPE LUIS
Cesar Azpilicueta has been starting most of the league fixtures for the Blues at the LB position this season. But it would most likely be Filipe Luis, who gets the nod over the Spaniard tomorrow.
CM – NEMANJA MATIC and CESC FABREGAS
There is no one as good as this pair at the Central Midfield and it’s highly unlikely that Mourinho would rest anyone of them against Tottenham Hotspurs. The pair starts tomorrow.
LW – EDEN HAZARD
The Belgian was below par last weekend against Sunderland. To be the best in the world you have to perform consistently and Hazard knows it better than anyone. We hope he brings his A game tomorrow.
RW – ANDRE SCHURRLE
The manager emphasised the importance of Schurrle and how his form suffered because of his illness. Maybe it’s time that the German proves his worth and why he is rated so highly among the Football Pundits and fans alike.
CAM – OSCAR
The Brazilian was another player who performed below par last weekend. Oscar has been one of our most impressive players this season and if the Brazilian can continue his glorious form tomorrow, Spurs would find it very hard to salvage anything from this game.
STRIKER – LOIC REMY
Diego Costa has been suspended for this fixture which means Loic Remy gets a shot as the lone striker at Stamford Bridge tomorrow. The Frenchman has proved in the past that he is more than capable to lead the line of this Blues attack, precisely what he is expected to do tomorrow.
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Edited By: Ankur Bhatt