Tottenham vs Chelsea: Predicted Blues line up to face Spurs

Tottenham vs Chelsea: Predicted Blues line up to face Spurs

- Tottenham vs Chelsea will see Frank Lampard meet Mourinho for the second time as manager

- Lampard has a fully fit squad for the derby meeting, save for Loftus-Cheek who is a long-term absentee

- Chelsea sit fourth on the league standings and victory over Spurs will see them cement their place in the top four

Frank Lampard is set to take on former boss Jose Mourinho for Chelsea's crunch match against rivals Tottenham on Sunday, December 22.

This will be the second time Lampard will be facing Mourinho as manager having first met while he was Derby boss.

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The Englishman will be looking to get the best out of his nearly fully fit squad to take control of the top four ahead of Christmas.

Apart from long-term absentee Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Lampard will be having all key players available for selection.

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However, having missed the last two matches with a hip problem, Fikayo Tomori is expected to start from the bench, with Lampard sticking with a back four of Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger, Emerson and Cesar Azpilicueta.

In the middle of the pack, Jorginho looks set to keep his place and could partner with N'Golo Kante and Matteo Kovacic.

Christian Pulisic and Willian would start upfront on the wings, with Tammy Abraham leading the line.

Meanwhile, Olivier Giroud is back to the fold and could be afforded some minutes in this particular encounter.

Predicted Chelsea line up to face Spurs:

Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga

Defenders: Emerson, Zouma, Rudiger, Azpilicueta

Midfielders: Jorginho, N'Golo Kante, Matteo Kovacic

Forwards: Pulisc, Abraham, Willian

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