Tottenham Hotspur will lock horns with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon, hoping to pick up all three points away from home. The Blues will be coming into the match on the back of a narrow 1-0 victory over Everton, whereas the Lilywhites recorded an emphatic 4-1 win against Southampton in game week one.
Clement Lenglet and Oliver Skipp remain out for the trip to London.
“About injuries, a little problem with Clement Lenglet. I don’t think he’s available for the game against Chelsea. He had a little problem. Skipp, I think a couple of weeks.” – Antonio Conte revealed.
“[With Lenglet] a little problem of fatigue. He’s a bit tired in his abductor, in the muscle. Nothing serious but only precaution, but not good to take a stupid risk. He’s had a training session apart, but I think that will be good for him.”
The Italian tactician will probably opt for the 4-3-3 formation against the Blues as Ivan Perisic looks set to start over Ryan Sessegnon this weekend.
3-4-3 Tottenham Hotspur Predicted Lineup Vs Chelsea
Hugo Lloris will operate between the sticks for the upcoming fixture. The France shot-stopper would hope to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Sunday.
Cristian Romero will form the centre-half partnership with Eric Dier and Ben Davies at the heart of Spurs’ backline.
Ivan Perisic should start at the left wing-back position, whereas Emerson Royal will fill in on the other flank as the right wing-back. The full-backs will be expected to stay compact and keep their shape defensively.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg might start in the holding midfield position and could be assigned with more of a defensive role to shield the away side’s back-four.
Rodrigo Bentancur will slot into the central midfield role, determined to set up some clear-cut goal-scoring chances for the front men.
Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski will take up the wide positions, playing on the left and right-wing, respectively.
Harry Kane will lead the line for Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. The England international will hope to get his name on the scoresheet when he faces off against the rock-solid Chelsea defence.
Richarlison could come off the bench to make a cameo appearance in the second forty-five minutes of the match if needed.