Tottenham Hotspur faces their rivals Chelsea in the Premier League fixture on Sunday 29th November. Stamford Bridge is hosting this London Derby, with both league giants flying high in the table. We can expect the same lineup from the Spurs to keep their good form on against the Blues.
Both the London clubs are in the Top 4 of the Premier League table. Tottenham Hotspur sits in the first position with 20 points. However, Chelsea is just 2 points behind sitting on third with 18 points.
Tottenham faced Ludogorets Razgrad of Bulgaria in the Europa League and won by 4-0 with new signing Carlos Vinicius scoring twice. Lucas Moura and Harry Winks both pitched in with a goal as well.
Chelsea faced Stade Rennais F.C. of France in the Champions League. The game ended 1-2 in Chelsea’s favour thanks to a late Olivier Giroud goal in the added time. This win booked a spot for Chelsea in the Round of 16.
A win would ensure Tottenham stays at the top of the table. If Chelsea manages to get the 3 points, they would take the first position provided Liverpool fail to get 3 points away at Brighton and Hove Albion.
INJURY WOES FOR TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR:
Spurs have had a solid spine consisting of Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min, Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Sergio Reguilon, Eric Dier, Alderweireld, and Hugo Lloris who have started most matches.
But an injury to Toby Alderweireld has ruled him out of the London Derby. Initially, it was said that Alderweireld would be out for a month atleast with him missing most fixtures in the hectic festive season. However, Mourinho confirmed the injury is not that bad but he will miss the London derby.
Irish Right-back and new signing Matt Doherty tested positive for Covid-19 after playing for the Republic of Ireland in the Nations League. The Irishman missed the game against Manchester City and Ludogorets Razgrad following self-isolation protocols. The club has not confirmed his return yet.
Argentine midfielder Giovani Lo Celso is also out of consideration after he picked an injury in training. The severity of his injury is not yet known.
Recovery table veteran Erik Lamela is injured again. The 28-year-old Argentine was in fine form before he got sidelined due to a foot injury.
Tottenham Hotspur lineup against Chelsea:
Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur have lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation for almost all their games. There has been nothing that suggests Mourinho would change this as it has clearly worked for him.
Mourinho at Manchester United set up his team to sit back and defend in most big games. This seems to be the same at Spurs as well with the exception of the 6-1 battering of Mourinho’s old team, Manchester United.
However, we can’t really blame Mourinho for this as he has forwards like Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min who are very clinical.
Considering the injury problems Mourinho currently faces he can line-up in this fashion.
With the current form of both clubs in consideration, it is very hard to predict the outcome of this fixture. Mourinho is a big game specialist while Frank Lampard has not proved himself yet.
If Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy continues to play as he does, Chelsea will make it tough for Spurs to get a point at Stamford Bridge.
Let’s find how Chelsea could lineup against Tottenham Hotspur as well!
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