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Chelsea V Tottenham: Confirmed Lineups, Blues Unchanged

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02: Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea is closed down by Eric Dier (L) and Christian Eriksen (R) of Tottenham Hotspur during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on May 02, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

The biggest Premier League game of the weekend takes place at Stamford Bridge this evening, as Chelsea take on Tottenham Hotspur.

The rivalry between these too has always been strong, but was amplified at the end of last season as a two-goal Spurs collapse allowed Chelsea, themselves in midtable at the time, to draw 2-2 and officially hand the Premier League title for Leicester.

Since then, Antonio Conte has arrived and dragged Chelsea firmly back into the title picture. For today’s game, to the surprise of absolutely nobody, Conte has named an unchanged lineup.

Willian and Oscar will have to remain patient on the bench, as will Cesc Fabregas, while captain John Terry will miss the next few weeks with a backside injury.

MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20: Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Chelsea at Riverside Stadium on November 20, 2016 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Tottenham, meanwhile, remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season, but their record of just one win in their last nine in all competitions (not to mention their Champions League exit in midweek) doesn’t make for particularly nice reading for manager Mauricio Pochettino.

They haven’t won at Stamford Bridge in almost three decades, but Pochettino will feel that records like that are there to be broken…

For today’s game, Toby Alderweireld is still sidelined through a hip injury, while Danny Rose is suspended. With backup Ben Davies also injured, Jan Vertonghen is at left back with Kevin Wimmer coming into the centre. Harry Winks, meanwhile, returns to the bench.

MONACO - NOVEMBER 22: Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur is tackled by Kamil Glik of AS Monaco during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between AS Monaco FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Louis II Stadium on November 22, 2016 in Monaco. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Referee: Michael Oliver

Last Season: Chelsea 2 (Cahill, Hazard) – Tottenham 2 (Son, Kane)

Recent Form:

Chelsea: W  W  L  W  W  W

Tottenham: L  D  L  D  W  L

Selected Match Odds: Chelsea 8/11  Draw 14/5  Tottenham 4/1

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.