Spurs have jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead against Bournemouth today and look on course for an easy victory, thus ratcheting up the pressure on Chelsea for tomorrow. We certainly expected Spurs to win, and surely Conte and Chelsea do, too, but the reality is that the gap will be down to just four points and shall remain that unless Chelsea can get all three points (or at least just one) at Old Trafford.
How will Chelsea go about that task? Without any notable injuries in the squad, chances are we will do so by going back to the same well that we’ve drank from so successfully many times since the early season switch to the 3-4-3 formation. Teams may no longer be surprised by any of the features of that system, but other than Spurs themselves (a situation that only matters in the FA Cup now), few have shown a capacity for successfully stopping it.
Make no mistake, it will be a tough test for Chelsea on Sunday. But it’s this starting eleven (with honorable mention to Fàbregas and Willian) that’s gotten us this far; we should have confidence that they can see us through the rest of the way.
Courtois | Cahill, David Luiz, Azpilicueta | Alonso, Matić, Kanté, Moses | Hazard, Costa, Pedro
Courtois (99%) | Cahill (91%), David Luiz (97%), Azpilicueta (96%) | Alonso (95%), Matić (71%), Kanté (98%), Moses (94%) | Hazard (99%), Costa (89%), Pedro (82%)