Chelsea vs Tottenham: Morata, Hazard, Willian to Start, Pedro, Giroud Dropped in Strong Likely XI

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Maurizio Sarri reported “no big problems” in Friday’s press conference regarding Chelsea’s injury situation.

The Blues boss said that Mateo Kovacic (ankle) is “doing better” and trained towards the end of the week, adding that he “thinks” the Croatian midfielder will be able to play.

Ross Barkley is the obvious alternative to Kovacic in central midfield.

Olivier Giroud could challenge Alvaro Morata for a start up front, while Willian and Pedro will tussle for the right-wing spot.

Aside from that, changes look likely to be minimal: Kepa, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Chelsea’s entire back four have started every league match this season.

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