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Tottenham will be without the services of Mousa Dembele and Danny Rose, who are dealing with ankle and groin injuries respectively.
Erik Lamela, Juan Foyth and Paulo Gazzaniga are major doubts following their exploits for Argentina, with Pochettino saying of the trio: “I cannot say nothing because we are assessing the players. They arrived today so early – 6 o’clock in the morning they landed here in London.
“It’s true they don’t rest properly in the last few days, but still today for the game we’re going to try to take the best decisions to try to be close to winning the game. That is, in the end, our objective.”
Belgium international Jan Vertonghen is once again available for selection following his recovery from a hamstring injury.
The Guardian list key Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard as ‘doubtful’, with the Belgian star struggling with niggling back complaints this season.
Chelsea boss Sarri has also confirmed that on-loan midfielder Mateo Kovacic has shaken off an ankle complaint, has trained with the team and is likely to be available for the game against Tottenham.
“Kovacic is doing better. He had an ankle problem, but he is doing better yesterday in training with the team. And so I think that he will be able to play,” Football London quote the Italian as saying.
Sarri will use the 4-3-3 system and this is how his team should line-up:
GK- Kepa Arrizabalaga
CB- Antonio Rudiger
CB- David Luiz
RB- Cesar Azpilicueta
LB- Marcos Alonso
CM- N’Golo Kante
CM- Ross Barkley
LW- Ruben Loftus-Cheek
ST- Alvaro Morata