Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea: Match preview, predicted line-ups | Premier League 2018-19
Tottenham take on Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in a late kick-off on Saturday. This game will provide an opportunity for Mauricio Pochettino's boys to break Chelsea's enviable unbeaten record, although The Blues are no pushovers.
Chelsea are third on the league table, followed closely by their London counterparts, Tottenham, in fourth. It will be an interesting battle, Maurizio Sarri's men look strong, but Tottenham will have home support to bank upon.
Missing Kieran Trippier will be a big blow to Spurs
Mauricio Pochettino's side will miss the services of England right-back Kieran Trippier who is out sidelined with a groin injury. The good news however is that centre-back Jan Vertonghen is fit and will likely play a big part in the game.
Spurs edged out Crystal Palace narrowly in their last game before the international break, but will be looking to make a statement against Chelsea on Saturday. Forwards Dele Alli and Harry Kane will be licking their lips, although they will be up against a solid side in defense.
They have won their last four games, and will look to continue the winning run. Eric Dier and Erik Lamela can play roles in part for Spurs, although midfielder Christian Eriksen is the key to building up play and creating chances.
Tottenham's predicted lineup (4-3-2-1)
Lloris - Davies, Vertonghen, Foyth, Aurier - Eriksen, Lamela, Dembele - Alli, Moura - Kane.
Chelsea are in a rich vein of form
Chelsea are the only team across Europe to be unbeaten this season so far. They rely heavily on the Sarriball form of football propounded by their manager, Maurizio Sarri, and it has served them well this season.
Eden Hazard will be leading the attack alongside Alvaro Morata, who is back in form with a flurry of goals in the recent past. Left-back Marcos Alonso has also been very influential on the flanks.
Alonso is quick and can create a host of opportunities for Chelsea's attackers. He is backed in defence by David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger, and Cesar Azpilicueta who can hold the fort if he gets too forward on the left flank.
Chelsea's predicted line-up (4-2-3-1)
Arrizabalaga - Alonso, Luiz, Rudiger, Azpilicueta - Kante, Jorginho - Barkley, Willian, Hazard - Morata.