How Tottenham Hotspur could lineup at Chelsea this weekend

Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur will look to preserve their unbeaten start to the league campaign when they make the visit to West London to face Chelsea on Saturday afternoon. Spurs have had a dismal record at Stamford Bridge over the years with their last victory coming way back in 1990.

Formation : (3-4-2-1)

Mauricio Pochettino will most probably resort to a similar formation which kept Arsenal shut in the 1-1 draw at the Emirates earlier this month.

Lineup:

Club-captain Hugo Lloris has been an influential figure at the back for Spurs this season, and despite his heroics in midweek, the club were eventually eliminated from the Champions League. He will be looking to put up a solid performance against the Blues, who will relish the opportunity of having Diego Costa and Eden Hazard run through the Spurs defence this weekend.

The back three will be covered by Eric Dier, Kevin Wimmer, and Jan Vertonghen. Vertonghen will be fresh after being rested for the Champions League clash on Tuesday night whilst Toby Alderweireld is still not fit enough to make the matchday squad.

Kyle Walker and Ben Davies will be deployed in the wing-back positions with the efficient pair of Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele occupying the heart of the midfield.

South Korean international Son Heung-min did not have goalscoring boots on during midweek, and Pochettino is likely to swap things around with Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen set to field just behind the lone striker.

Harry Kane has netted four goals in three outings since his injury return, and Spurs would be hoping that he could get one of their rivals, who have quite rightfully owned the fixture in the Premier League era.

Prediction:

Spurs have been shaky of late despite their unbeaten run, and the Blues could well take advantage of their situation.

Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur

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