[Image] Giroud and Werner to start? – Predicted 3-4-2-1 Chelsea XI to face Mourinho’s Tottenham


Predicted Chelsea XI to face Tottenham in the Premier League

Thomas Tuchel and his Chelsea side gear up for the London derby as they pay a visit to Tottenham. Tuchel got his first win as Chelsea boss in the previous game and will be looking to add to that tally.

Spurs, on the other hand, have been struggling with just two wins from their last five league outings. Chelsea will definitely have their tails up and might just nick this one against their former manager.

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Not a lot of injuries for Thomas Tuchel to deal with. There is only the fitness of Hakim Ziyech to assess. A change in formation could be on the cards as Tuchel looks for consecutive wins.

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SEVILLE, SPAIN – DECEMBER 02: Edouard Mendy of Chelsea FC in action during the UEFA Champions League Group E stage match between FC Sevilla and Chelsea FC at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on December 02, 2020 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Probable Chelsea XI

Formation: 3-4-2-1

Edouard Mendy (GK)

Mendy has kept two consecutive clean sheets now under new management.

Cesar Azpilicueta (CB)

Azpilicueta might just be coaxed into the back three for this one.

Thiago Silva (CB)

Should retain his place but given how he has been rotated on a regular basis, remains to be seen if he plays.

Antonio Rudiger (CB)

Rudiger was straightaway brought back into the mix after Tuchel took over.

Brighton and Hove Albion v Chelsea Pre-Season Friendly 29/08/2020. Chelsea Defender Marcos Alonso gestures during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Chelsea at the American Express Community Stadium, Brighton and Hove, England on 29 August 2020.

Marcos Alonso (LWB)

Alonso made a sensational return to the side after being frozen out by Frank Lampard.

N’Golo Kante (CM)

Likely to be given a run out after his injury layoff.

Matteo Kovacic (CM)

Keeps his place in the side but might just partner with Kante this time.

Callum Hudson-Odoi (RWB)

The youngster might just have to play in a wing-back role again in case Tuchel decides to shuffle things up.

Christian Pulisic has been in fine form since the restart of the games (Getty Images)
Christian Pulisic has been in mixed form. (Getty Images)

Christian Pulisic (RF)

The American will be expecting a start this time around after a substitute appearance last time.

Timo Werner (LF)

Werner really needs to start finding the goals sooner rather than later.

Olivier Giroud (ST)

Tuchel could decide to alter his options up top giving Giroud a start.