After another ridiculous day in this ridiculous Premier League season, which saw Manchester United hang nine (9!) on Southampton and Arsenal self-destruct in spectacular fashion once again — okay that second bit is perhaps not so ridiculous — Chelsea will be hoping that things go according to plan on Thursday, when we head across town to take on (struggling) Spurs.
These two teams were battling it out near the top of the table not two months ago. Now we’re both right on the edge of the top top-six, with one coach already gone and the other dangerously close to another classic (and not in a good way) “Mourinho Season”, to use Antonio Conte’s famous turn of phrase.
Tuchel’s first two games featured a 3-4-3 with plenty of personnel rotation in attack, but only four points won from six at home. Keeping the unbeaten start going with three massive points away at Spurs would go a long way towards making it feel like we’ve truly turned a corner. But we’ll have to outwit Mourinho tactically first as well.
Chelsea have a clean bill of health after Hakim Ziyech confirmed that he’s good to go following his full rest over the weekend.