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Chelsea CHE Thiago Silva (49'), Kanté (57'), Rüdiger (90+2)
Premier League Gameweek 5
Sep 19, 2021 KO: 15:30

Tottenham - Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium London
Referee: Paul Tierney
  49' Thiago Silva
  57' Kanté
  90+2 Rüdiger

Match preview

Havertz back in - How Chelsea could line up against Tottenham

Kai Havertz was left out of the starting XI for the Champions League during the week but should be reinstated in the Premier League

Chelsea will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten start to the new Premier League campaign on Sunday when they take on London rivals Tottenham.

The Blues have won three and drawn one out of their opening four matches to sit joint top of the Premier League alongside Manchester United and Liverpool, with all three teams accumulating the same points and goal difference so far.

This weekend they take on a Spurs side who are coming off two disappointing results - a defeat against Crystal Palace in the Premier League and a 2-2 draw versus Rennes in the Europa Conference.

Chelsea were in action midweek also in the Champions League, and squeezed out a narrow 1-0 win against Zenit at Stamford Bridge.

For that one, Hakim Ziyech was given a rare start in place of Kai Havertz, but expect the German to return for the Spurs game as he did indeed come on for Ziyech in the second half on Tuesday.

Edouard Mendy will start in goal behind a defensive trio of Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger.

Reece James missed the last Premier League game due to his red card against Liverpool, but he was reinstated into the starting XI for the Champions League and is expected to keep his place at right wing-back.

At the moment, Marcos Alonso is preferred to Ben Chilwell on the left.

N'Golo Kante is still not fully fit so expect Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic to remain in central midfield with Saul Niguez on the bench.

Havertz and Mason Mount will play just behind lone striker Romelu Lukaku.

Timo Werner will be a sub, while Christian Pulisic is struggling to shake off an ankle issue.

Potential Chelsea XI v Tottenham

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Chelsea
  Average Match Rating  
6.9
  Home  
6.7
5.9
  Away  
6.8
6.3
  Total  
6.7

Match statistics

Tottenham
Statistics
Chelsea
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
11
13
Draws
2
3
Losses
7
4
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
32
28
Goals Per Game
1.60
1.40
More > 2.5 Goals
12
6
More > 3 Goals
7
1
Scored First in a Match
12
14
Scored Both Halves
7
5
Won More > 1 Goal
6
6
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
25
11
Did Not Score
3
4
Both Teams Scored
9
7
Kept Clean Sheet
8
10
Won Without Conceding
8
9
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
717
745
Possession
54
54
Passes
518
558
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
11
14
Shots on Target
4.50
4.70
Goals out of Shots
0.14
0.11
Crosses
16
17
Offsides
1.88
3.12
Penalties
0.15
0.05
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.40
0.50
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
17
15
Interceptions
9.75
8.29
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
16
15
Total Shots Conceded
14
9.10
Shots on Target Conceded
4.05
2.90
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.09
0.11
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
11
Yellow Cards
1.85
1.35
Red Cards
0.00
0.10

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