Premier League leaders Chelsea will look to extend their five-point gap over Liverpool when they take on London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. Th Blues have won their last 13 league games on the trot, and there are just one victory shy of matching Arsenal’s successful run in 2002.
Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has started in all of the Blues’ league games so far. He will definitely retain the number one role on Wednesday night.
The trio of Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, and Gary Cahill have been ever-present during the Blues’ winning run and Antonio Conte is unlikely to make any changes given his side’s extended break in comparison to their rivals.
Occupying the wing-back positions will be Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso. Moses netted the winner in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge and he will seek to replicate a similar showing at the Lane. On the other hand, Alonso has recovered from a minor ankle problem and is a sure starter against Spurs.
Cesc Fabregas provided a couple of assists in the 4-2 win over Stoke City, but this will not discourage from changing things around. Spurs are known to possess a lot of pace in their squad, and this could see Conte Nemanja Matic alongside N’Golo Kante in central midfield.
Moving forward, Willian, Diego Costa, and Eden Hazard are likely to keep their places with the attacking trident contributing hugely towards last weekend’s win over Stoke. Pedro is back after his one-match game ban but he will have to cope with a place on the bench.