Spurs will become the first team to face Chelsea for a second time since the Blues switched to the 3-4-3 formation that has flummoxed many an opponent over the past several months.
In the first meeting, at Stamford Bridge, Pochettino's men looked to have figured out how to beat Chelsea, but their smothering high press ran out of steam in the second half and Chelsea came from behind to win 2-1. Given the recent fixture congestion (relatively less congested for either team than most other Premier League teams but still congested), one might expect Spurs to press in perhaps a slightly smarter, more selective manner. Or perhaps not. They will have fervor of the home crowd to drive them on after all.
In that first meeting, Chelsea lined up with what had become the gold standard starting setup that remained unchanged for more games than I care to count at this moment. The Blues once again have a healthy squad — there are questions over Marcos Alonso's and, to a lesser extent, David Luiz's fitness, but I don't think either are anything concerning at the moment — will we roll with the same eleven as back then?