Chelsea vs Tottenham: Frank Lampard plotting Jose Mourinho's fall at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea vs Tottenham: Frank Lampard plotting Jose Mourinho's fall at Stamford Bridge

- Chelsea welcome Tottenham Hotspur Stamford Bridge for their Premier League game

- A win for Spurs will see Jose Mourinho's men return to the summit of the table

- Frank Lampard's men are also eyeing the top spot only if they can beat the in-form North Londoners

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Frank Lampard face-off with former boss Jose Mourinho when Chelsea welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Stamford Bridge for their matchday 10 encounter.

Both clubs are doing excellent on the Premier League table as they have just two points separating them after their last nine games so far this campaign.

The two teams also have the chance to upstage Liverpool at the summit of the table if either of them come out triumphant at the end of the game.

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Lampard's men head into the game with victories in their last three EPL games, while the North Londoners have not dropped any point in their last four.

Chelsea vs Tottenham: Frank Lampard
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Frank Lampard exchanging pleasantries with former boss during a Premier League game last December. Photo by Tottenham Hotspur.
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Meanwhile, Daily Express has hinted that the hosts are probably going to be filling out with a 4-3-3 formation with Eduoard Mendy in goal.

The 28-year-old has kept four clean sheets in his first five English topflight appearances for his team since he joined them from Rennes in the summer.

His arrival has restored some level of stability to Chelsea's defence along with some quality defending from a couple of players that joined during the window.

Mendy will be protected with his four defence marshalls two of which arrived in the summer while the remaining two have grown through the ranks at the club.

Chelsea predicted line-up

  • Goalkeeper: Eduoard Mendy
  • Defenders: Chilwell, Silva, Zouma, James
  • Midfielders: Kante, Mount, Havertz
  • Forwards: Abraham, Werner, Ziyech

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Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma and Reece James might again get the nod from the club legend having been highly productive in their last few games together.

Silva has proven to be a leader and a fantastic defender with the Blues looking far more solid with him in defence.

He was rested in their 2-0 win over Newcastle United last weekend and this could mean he will be handed the starting berth against Tottenham.

James seems to be Frank Lampard's first-choice option in the league and will likely come in to replace Cesar Azpilicueta. Zouma and Chilwell are also mainstays in Chelsea's defence of late.

Kai Havertz and N'Golo Kante were rested in their 2-1 win over Rennes in their Champions League encounter during the week and they could return to the starting XI this weekend.

Both stars along with Mason Mount might be tickling their manager's fancy with their performances already.

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Despite playing Callum Hudson-Odoi in the flanks against Rennes, Lampard might bring back Hakim Ziyech who was rested for the UCL clash.

He is likely to be joined in the attack by Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham while the likes of Olivier Giroud might be watching from the bench again.

However, Chelsea are looking like one of the favourite contenders for the Premier League title this campaign. earlier reported that Jose Mourinho appears to have started his notable mind-games ahead of the Chelsea vs Tottenham showdown slated for Sunday, November 29 at the Stamford Bridge.

Many are already tipping Mourinho to challenge for the title this season and now they travel to his former club for a tough Premier League fixture.

According to the Portuguese tactician, current Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is not feeling the same level of pressure he felt when he was in charge of the Blues.

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