- Tottenham vs Chelsea is already gathering momentum, but who are the stars to make the starting line-up for the Blues
- Thomas Tuchel missed the services of N’Golo Kante during their Chamions League game against Zenith, but the Frenchman is expected to be back
- Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger are expected to play from the back, with Romelu Lukaku starting upfront
The blues will hope to have N’Golo Kante return to action after the Frenchman had missed their game against Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League due to his troublesome ankle issue.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel expects the player back, but Mateo Kovacic who found the back of the net against Aston Villa in their last outing will not want to relinquish that position.
Chelsea kept a clean sheet against Zenith, and the manager could stick with same backline of Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger, while Edouard Mendy remain in goal.
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Reece James who had a domestic ban is set for a return to his rightful spot out wide, but his compatriot Ben Chilwell is struggling to displace a rejuvenated Marcos Alonso.
Hakim Ziyech was in that starting line up in the Champions League encounter and was substituted after 63 minutes before being hooked for Kai Havertz, and the German could be reintroduced to the first XI here alongside Mason Mount.
Chelsea possible starting lineup via Sports Mole:
Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount, Havertz; Lukaku.
Rejuvenated Arsenal continue winning form
Recall that the Gunners got their season off to a very poor start after three back-to-back defeats to Brentford, Chelsea and Man City but ended the losing streak when they defeated Norwich 1-0 last weekend.
They however maintain the trend this week with another 1-0 triumph over Burnley at Turf Moor with stats showing that Mikel Arteta finally claimed his first win over Sean Dyche.
Barcelona on the trail of Sergio Aguero
Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona are reportedly planning to sign Raheem Sterling on loan from Manchester City during the January transfer window.
The English winger seems to have fallen out of favour with his manager Pep Guardiola, thereby limiting his playing time at the Etihad Stadium outfit.
Reports coming out of the player's camp however reveal that he is not pleased with his new role at City and will consider a move away from the Premier League side.