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Predicted Tottenham Hotspur XI to face Chelsea in the Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur are back in action on Wednesday night, as they travel to Stamford Bridge to take on arch-rivals Chelsea.

After four league wins in a row, Tottenham lost to Burnley 2-1 on Saturday afternoon and Mauricio Pochettino will expect a response from his boys on Wednesday.

Elsewhere, Chelsea will be seeking to put the disappointment of losing the Carabao Cup final to Manchester City behind them with a win against Pochettino’s Spurs at home.

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Kieran Trippier and Davinson Sanchez are likely to make the travelling squad, while Dele Alli continues his recovery from a thigh problem.

Probable Tottenham XI

Manager: 3-4-1-2

Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

Hugo Lloris (GK)

Lloris will have to be at the top of his game if Tottenham are to return home with a positive result.

Toby Alderweireld (RCB)

One of the league’s best defenders, Alderweireld will have a task cut out against Chelsea’s attackers.

Davinson Sanchez
Davinson Sanchez

Davinson Sanchez (CB)

Sanchez could come in for Foyth against Chelsea. The Colombian is a bit more experienced than his Argentinian colleague, so the decision to start the former is a no-brainer.

Jan Vertonghen (LCB)

Vertonghen may have lost a bit of pace but his positional awareness and reading of the game remain excellent.

Kieran Trippier (RWB)

Aurier endured a tough afternoon against Burnley’s robust forwards, so Trippier could be given the nod at right wing-back.

Danny Rose (LWB)

Rose is a rampaging full-back who will look to make the overlapping runs and put in delicious crosses inside the box.

Harry Winks

Harry Winks (CM)

Winks is a fantastic passer of the ball and works his socks off to keep Tottenham ticking.

Moussa Sissoko (CM)

Sissoko has thrived in a more central role this season, forming a good partnership with Winks in central midfield. The Frenchman is a certain starter against Chelsea.

Christian Eriksen (CAM)

Eriksen is the heartbeat of the team, pulling strings and making those intricate passes in the final third. The Dane will start in his usual position on Wednesday.

Heung min Son

Son Heung-min (LS)

Son is in rollicking form at the moment, harassing opposition defenders with his pace, movement and directness. He will look to produce a top performance to give Tottenham all three points.

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Harry Kane (RS)

Kane’s return from injury at Burnley wasn’t a happier one, although he managed to find the back of the net. His early return is a big boost to Spurs and the England international will partner Son up front.

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