Antonio Conte’s Chelsea knows nothing less than a win over Spurs today will do as they chase qualification for the season’s Top Four.
Currently sitting five points off fourth-placed Spurs, the Premier League champions must beat their top-four rival for the first time since November to close the sizeable gap.
Thibaut Courtois has failed his fitness race for Chelsea clash with Tottenham – while Harry Kane starts on the bench for Spurs.
Goalkeeper Courtois sustained a hamstring problem before the international break, meaning Willy Caballero deputises, while centre-back Andreas Christensen has been struggling with fatigue but makes the starting XI.
Meanwhile, Kane suffered ankle ligament damage three weeks ago but has recovered quickly to return.
Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Lamela, Eriksen, Alli, Son
TOTTENHAM SUBS: Michel Vorm, Serge Aurier, Danny Rose, Victor Wanyama, Moussa Sissoko, Lucas Moura, Harry Kane.
TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris (GK & C); Kieran Trippier, Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez, Ben Davies; Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele; Erik Lamela, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen; Son Heung-Min
CHELSEA SUBS: Eduardo, Gary Cahill, Emerson, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater, Olivier Giroud.
CHELSEA (3-4-2-1): Willy Caballero (GK); Cesar Azpilicueta (C), Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen; Victor Moses, N’Golo Kante, Cesc Fabregas, Marcos Alonso; Willian, Eden Hazard; Alvaro Morata
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