Chelsea have a chance to quickly move past the disappointment of the two dropped points at The Hawthorns (despite the rousing and rare three-goal comeback), as we travel across town to North London tomorrow (Tuesday) for the next chapter of Mourinho’s latest drama.
Spurs may be dealing with a couple key injuries, and more importantly, a ridiculously congested schedule — they play again on Thursday, in the Europa League — but this will be a rivalry match (regardless of competition priority) and they will draw motivation from the perceived injustice in their 1-1 draw against Newcastle on Sunday, when they became the latest victim of the stupid new handball rule that FIFA/IFAB have unleashed upon football.
if we are not careful this handball madness will drive fans away from the game and then where will we be https://t.co/wK2QSBCdOx— Ken Early (@kenearlys) September 28, 2020
Given that this match comes on such a short turnaround, I’m going to assume that the injury situation is largely the same. Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech are out, while Ben Chilwell and Édouard Mendy are dealing with match fitness issues that may or may not make them available for selection.