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Predicted Chelsea lineup (4-3-3) to face Tottenham Hotspur, Morata and Hazard start


Predicted Chelsea lineup (4-3-3) to face Tottenham Hotspur, Morata and Hazard start

Predicted Chelsea XI vs Tottenham

Chelsea will seek to continue their unbeaten start to the Premier League season when they face Tottenham Hotspur on the road in the weekend London derby.

The Blues are currently four points behind league leaders Manchester City with their recent encounter against Everton ending in a goalless stalemate.

Formation: 4-3-3

Predicted Lineup:

Kepa Arrizabalaga has been a constant in goal for both the Premier League and Europa League duties and he should retain his position between the sticks for the cross-town derby.

In defence, manager Maurizio Sarri has not entertained any changes since the campaign has started and this should witness Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso start on the right and left side of the defence with Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz occupying the central defensive department.

Likewise, N'Golo Kante and Jorginho should take up two of the three midfield positions available and they could be accompanied by Ross Barkley, who has been regularly swapped with Mateo Kovacic this term.

Upfront, Eden Hazard and Willian are pretty much guaranteed their spots on the left and right of the attack respectively while Alvaro Morata should lead the line despite his stunning miss from close range for Spain.

The Spaniard has been guilty of squandering a number of clear-cut chances this season but he has still got the backing of Sarri recently after bagging five goals from his previous seven matches for the Blues.