Premier League Gameweek 23
Jan 23, 2022 KO: 16:30

Chelsea - Tottenham

Stamford Bridge London
Referee: Paul Tierney
Ziyech 47'  
Thiago Silva 55'  

Match preview

Defensive crisis continues - How Chelsea could line up against Tottenham Hotspur

Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea side will be without a number of key defenders when they take on Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will be desperate to get back to winning ways in the Premier League, after dropping points in their last four games in the English top-flight.

However, to do that, the Stamford Bridge side will have to get the best of a rejuvenated Tottenham Hotspur under the new stewardship of Antonio Conte. And to make matters worse, Tuchel is missing a number of key players.

Although Chelsea have no further injury concerns ahead of Sunday’s game, they are still without Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah and Andreas Christensen through injury or COVID infections. And Edouard Mendy remains on international duty.

As such, Tuchel is likely to stick with a back four of Marcos Alonso, Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta in front of Kepa Arrizabalaga in goals.

The Chelsea manager should be able to turn to his tried and tested midfield pairing of N’Golo Kante and Jorginho in the middle of the pitch. With Mason Mount playing in his preferred No.10 role and Hakim Ziyech in a similarly advanced position.

Up front, Tuchel is likely to stick with Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner in the hope that they’ll be able to use their pace and power to put Tottenham to the sword.

How Chelsea will likely line up against Tottenham

Match statistics

Chelsea
Statistics
Tottenham
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
10
12
Draws
8
3
Losses
2
5
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
38
31
Goals Per Game
1.90
1.55
More > 2.5 Goals
9
12
More > 3 Goals
7
6
Scored First in a Match
15
9
Scored Both Halves
7
6
Won More > 1 Goal
6
4
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
19
23
Did Not Score
2
5
Both Teams Scored
12
10
Kept Clean Sheet
7
6
Won Without Conceding
6
5
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
16
14
Shots on Target
5.90
5.78
Goals out of Shots
0.12
0.11
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.19
2.44
Penalties
0.35
0.05
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.35
0.30
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.05
0.10
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
8.80
11
Shots on Target Conceded
3.58
3.58
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.11
0.10
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
9.60
11
Yellow Cards
0.00
0.00
Red Cards
0.00
0.00

Injuries

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  4. Knee Injury image description
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In suspension danger

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