Date: 19th August 2017 at 11:07am
Written by:

This Sunday, Chelsea make the short journey to Wembley Stadium, to take on Tottenham Hotspur in a Premier League fixture.

After losing their opening fixture, against Burnley at Stamford Bridge, the press hacks are hovering and ready to pounce if Antonio Conte`s side slump to a second consecutive defeat.

Ahead of the big London derby, we`ve taken the opportunity to cobble together some erly team news.

Starting with our hosts Tottenham Hotspur:

Tottenham will be hoping that their full back Kieran Trippier will pass a fitness test after being troubled by an ankle injury.

Like ourselves, Tottenham also have injury problems with Danny Rose, Erik Lamela and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou all unavailable.

Continuing with Chelsea:

On the negative side, Antonio Conte will be without both Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas both of whom are suspended after being red-carded in the opening day fixture against Burnley.

Balanced between the negative and positive news is the fact that both Eden Hazard and Tiemoue Bakayoko played in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Queens Park Rangers in midweek.

Although both are nearing full fitness, Hazard will not be risked but Bakayoko could be given his Chelsea debut.

On a positive note, Victor Moses, who missed the opening fixture through suspension, is available for selection.

There`s also the possibility that Alvaro Morata could be handed his first start for Chelsea in the Premier League.

 
Click for the forum

Comments are closed.