Tottenham and Chelsea face off at Wembley on Sunday as Maurizio Sarri gets his first taste of this feisty London derby.
One point separates the two sides in the table, and Tottenham will be hoping to inflict upon Chelsea their first defeat.
The match will be televised on BT Sport and will kick off at 5:30.
- Christian Eriksen is a doubt as he was forced off at half time for Denmark midweek.
- Vincent Janssen, Danny Rose, Davinson Sanchez, Jan Vertonghen and Mousa Dembele all miss out through injuries.
- Kieran Trippier is a doubt after missing England Duty.
- Maurizio Sarri has a clean bill of health as Mateo Kovacic is the only slight doubt but the Blues have so much depth in the Central Midfield position, there should be no real headaches for Sarri.
- Chelsea will look to control the game in the oppositions half and will attempt to attack towards the young Juan Foyth.
If I was Poch:
Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris
Right Back: Serge Aurier
Centre Back: Juan Foyth
Centre Back: Toby Alderweireld
Left Back: Ben Davies
Central Def Mid: Moussa Sissoko
Central Def Mid: Eric Dier
Right Midfield: Erik Lamela
Central Att Mid: Dele Alli
Left Midfield: Lucas Moura
Striker: Harry Kane
I worry for Spurs in this game. The international break will have been physically tough for Tottenham’s main stars and to maintain the intensity for the game at Wembley is a tough ask. In Tottenham’s two big games at Wembley, they have come up against Liverpool and Manchester City. On both occasions they have come out bruised and defeated. However, they have been on a superb run and are one of the in-form teams in the Premier League at the present moment.
Chelsea will look to frustrate Spurs by keeping the ball and use Pochettino’s game plan against them. Olivier Giroud could prove to be a nuisance if he goes up against the young Foyth and I’m expecting the inexperienced defender to make a mistake which could lead to a Blues goal. I would like to be proven wrong but I think Chelsea will be too strong.
Tottenham 1-3 Chelsea