As Chelsea take on Spurs in the midweek which marks the beginning of a tough December month, the squad would require rotation of players. Chelsea’s frustrating draw away at Sunderland was testimony to the fact that Chelsea players were a bit leggy and some would definitely do with rest in the midweek. As Jose Mourinho seems likely to tweak his side in a key match, here we are, having a go at predicting the line-up.
He would start as the goalkeeper, as he has for all the Premier League games. He has been consistent and vocal in his area and would like to keep another clean sheet after he kept three consecutively.
Right Back: Branislav Ivanovic
Chelsea’s burly and beastly defender has to start as he is probably the most physically competent Chelsea player in the team. He gives a new dimension to Chelsea’s play overall, with his strength and power.
Center Back: Gary Cahill
Cahill is a certain to start in this game. The defence needs to be strong against a tricky Tottenham offence and the English vice-captain is a crucial part of the Chelsea back four.
Center Back: John Terry
The skipper would accompany Cahill at the back in a bid to dominate Spurs frontline. Harry Kane has been in good form and Terry would have to be on his toes to deal with him.
Left Back: Filipe Luis
As a bid for squad rotation, Mourinho is likely to rest Azpilicueta for the weekend game and rather play a more attack minded yet all round full back Luis. It is also likely that Hazard may be rested, which is why Luis’ forward play could be crucial.
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