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Doherty And Dier To Start | 4-2-3-1 Tottenham Hotspur Predicted Lineup Vs Chelsea

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Tottenham Hotspur will entertain Chelsea at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday night hoping to secure maximum points in the London derby. Spurs suffered a disappointing 1-0 loss away at Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend, so they will be desperate to earn a win versus the Blues in midweek.

Jose Mourinho will probably opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to make a few changes to his first-team for this game. Both Matt Doherty and Eric Dier could get a start while Davinson Sanchez and Joe Rodon drops to the bench.

4-2-3-1 Tottenham Hotspur Predicted Lineup To Face Chelsea

Defence

Hugo Lloris will operate in between the sticks for the North London outfit after shipping in one goal versus the Seagulls last weekend. Toby Alderweireld will partner up with Eric Dier at the heart of Mourinho’s defence as they try to restrict the Blues from scoring throughout the 90 minutes.

Matt Doherty could get the nod to operate at right-back while Ben Davies fills in on the other side as the left-back. Mourinho will ask both of them to maintain a solid shape at the back so that they can stop the Chelsea wide players from getting in behind them on the defensive end of the field.

Joe Rodon and Davinson Sanchez will make up the numbers on the Tottenham bench as they provide cover for the defensive positions.

4-2-3-1 Tottenham Hotspur Predicted Lineup Vs Chelsea (Tottenham players are celebrating in the picture)
Tottenham Hotspur’s English midfielder Alfie Devine (L) celebrates scoring his team’s fifth goal during the English FA Cup third round football match between Marine and Tottenham Hotspur at Rossett Park ground in Crosby, north-west England, on January 10, 2021. (Photo by MARTIN RICKETT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Midfield

Harry Winks will anchor the midfield alongside Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, who has established himself as one of the most important names in Mourinho’s teamsheet. Both of them will focus on stopping Thomas Tuchel’s men from creating too many chances during the game.

The hard-working trio of Steven Bergwijn, Tanguy Ndombele and Moussa Sissoko will function just ahead of them as part of Mourinho’s attack. However, Ndombele is a slight doubt for this game, so Erik Lamela will be on standby just in case the French midfielder is unavailable this Thursday. Bergwijn has to find a way to use his pace to get into the opposition penalty box and offer Heung-min Son some support up top.

Attack

Heung-min Son might get a chance to lead the line for Spurs in the final third. The South Korean international will once again be Tottenham’s best hope for a goal in the injury absence of Harry Kane. Carlos Vinicius will have to settle for a spot on the bench but might come on in the latter stages if needed.

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