League leaders Tottenham Hotspur continue their Premier League title hunt with a trip to Stamford Bridge up on the cards.
Master and apprentice will go head to head one more time as Jose Mourinho looks to win his first Premier League match against Frank Lampard. Once a blue, Jose Mourinho now sits in the opposition dugout and his student Frank Lampard is now in-charge of the club that worshipped him as a player.
This meeting will mark Roman Abramovich’s 1000th match as Chelsea owner with the London club winning 16 major honors in that time, the most by any club in England since the Russian businessman took charge of the club.
WHEN & WHERE?
When: Sunday, November 29
Where: Stamford Bridge
Time: 22:00 (IST)
Chelsea’s Premier League form: (W-D-D-W-W-W)
Chelsea come into the fixture on a high after securing their place in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League with a last minute winner by Oliver Giroud. Coincidentally their last defeat came against Tottenham Hotspur when the two sides went head to head in the Carabao Cup match at the New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Tottenham’s Premier League form: (W-D-W-W-W-W)
Jose Mourinho will hope to continue his winning streak in the Premier League after defeating Manchester City 2-0 and if Spurs are to stake a claim for the Premier League title then defeating their bitter London rivals would be a good place to start.
Frank Lampard has confirmed that Christian Pulisic will be back in contention after a hamstring injury which gives a perfectly healthy squad to pick from and after coming on as a substitute in the side’s 2-1 win against Rennes, Kai Havertz could start the match.
Toby Alderweireld will miss this London derby after suffering a groin injury and with Davison Sanchez out of favor, Joe Rodon may start his first Premier League match against the Blues. Also Erik Lamela misses out and Mourinho is more hopeful over the fitness of Hugo Lloris, Giovani Lo Celso and Steven Bergwijn, all of whom are expected to be in contention
Chelsea’s possible starting XI: Mendy; James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Havertz, Kante, Mount; Ziyech, Abraham, Werner
Tottenham Hotspur’s possible starting XI: Lloris; Doherty, Rodon, Dier, Reguilon; Sissoko, Hojbjerg; Son, Ndombele, Bergwijn; Kane