Tottenham travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend knowing a win will see them open up an eight-point gap on their London rivals in the battle for Champions League qualification.

Mauricio Pochettino has a number of decisions to make regarding his team selection, with Harry Kane’s possible inclusion likely to have a big impact on Spurs’ starting line-up.

Kane wasn’t expected to return until later in April, but on Thursday Pochettino refused to rule the striker out of Sunday’s game. That said, I think it’s unlikely he will be risked despite the magnitude of the match.

Tottenham have scored seven goals in their last two outings without Kane, and I think Pochettino will stick with the front four that has produced those goals – an attacking midfield trio of Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela and Dele Alli behind Heung-Min Son.

It will also be interesting to see if Pochettino selects Toby Alderweireld from the beginning. The defender made it through 90 minutes with Belgium earlier this week, but his inclusion would mean dropping Davison Sanchez, which I don’t think will happen.

Here’s our predicted Spurs XI to face Chelsea – what’s yours? Let us know in the comments.

Spurs XI v Chelsea Away



  1. Lloris

    Trippier Sanchez Jan Davies
    Dier Dembele Eriksen
    Lucas Dele Son

    No designated striker leading the line.

    Dier to drop back into a back 5 when needed and Eriksen to add to attack when needed

    Lucas and Son to give pace out wide as well as direct through the middle.

    Eriksen and the front 3 can all interchange giving Chelsea nobody to mark directly plus all are willing runners so will hunt the ball down all day long


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