Massive early season showdown, and not just because of the rivalry, with both Spurs and Chelsea right near the top of the table coming into the weekend. Three points are needed to keep pace with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United, especially with Manchester City coming up next weekend.
Accordingly, Thomas Tuchel has selected the strongest available lineup — sans Édouard Mendy, who must have picked up an injury (UPDATE: it’s his ribs from the collision against Zenit on Tuesday), and Kanté, who apparently isn’t quite fit enough to start.
RIP Jimmy Greaves.
Everyone at Chelsea Football Club is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of the great Jimmy Greaves.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 19, 2021
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Here we go!
Tottenham Hotspur starting lineup (4-3-3):
Lloris | Reguilon, Romero, Dier, Royal | Ndombele, Lo Celso, Hojbjerg | Dele, Kane, Son
Substitutes from: Gollini, Doherty, Rodon, Sanchez, Davies, Winks, Skipp, Bryan, Scarlett
Chelsea starting lineup (3-4-3):
Arrizabalaga | Rüdiger, Silva, Christensen | Alonso, Jorginho, Kovačić, Azpilicueta (c) | Mount, Lukaku, Havertz
Substitutes from: Bettinelli, Chilwell, James, Chalobah, Kanté, Saúl, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Werner
Date / Time: Sunday, September 19, 2021, 16.30 BST; 11:30am EDT; 9pm IST
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, N17
Referee: Paul Tierney (on pitch); Chris Kavanagh (VAR)
On TV: Sky Sports Main Event (UK); none (USA); Star Sports Select HD2 (India); SuperSport MaXimo 1, Canal+ Sport 4 (NGA); elsewhere
Streaming: Sky Go (UK); Peacock (USA); Hotstar (India); DStv Now (NGA)
Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!