It is the first London derby of the season as Chelsea face Tottenham at their temporary new home Wembley Stadium in a must win match for the Antonio Conte’s side after their nightmare start to their Premier League title defence last weekend.
The Blues lost 3-2 at home to Burnley in their opening Premier League match and Antonio Conte will be hoping to avoid a hat-trick of defeat after losing to Arsenal at the Wembley in the FA Cup final last season and in the Community Shield earlier this month.
The Italian manager still wants to add more players to his team before the transfer window closes and has made signing a winger and a full-back his priority.
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Conte will have to make do with a depleted squad as he will be without defender Gary Cahill and midfielder Cesc Fabregas after the two were giving red cards but Victor Moses who missed last week defeat due to suspension will return to the line-up.
Eden Hazard is also expected back after recovering from an ankle injury and summer arrival Tiemoue Bakayoko could be handed his first league game though he may start from the bench.
Club-recording signing Alvaro Morata may be given his first league start after scoring a goal and assisting another against Burnley. And with N’Golo Kante the only available senior player in the midfield, Conte could deploy David Liuz or Andreas Christensen to partner the French midfielder.
Probable XI (3-4-3);
Courtois; Rudiger, Liuz, Azpilicueta; Alonso, Christensen, Kante, Moses; Willian, Morata, Hazard