Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur kick off their second premier League match at Stamford Bridge looking to build on their victories on the first weekend of the new Premier League season.
Spurs comprehensively defeated Southampton by a 4-1 scoreline before Chelsea edged a closer game away at Everton later in the day.
After beating Everton at Goodison Park last week, Thomas Tuchel’s side will be hoping to get all three points against Antonio Conte’s Tottenham side.
Whenever these two sides meet it is always a spectacle and this fixture has produced one of the best games in the Premier League, ‘The battle of the Bridge’.
It’s a tough second fixture for both teams but with Spurs basically revamping a large majority of their squad, they will be heading into this game on a high.
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Confirmed Line up
Chelsea — Mendy; James, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly; Loftus-Cheek, Kanté, Jorginho(C), Cucurella; Mount, Havertz; Sterling.
Spurs — Lloris(C); Romero, Dier, Davies; Emerson Royal, Bentancur, Højbjerg, Sessegnon; Kulusevski, Son; Kane.
With Chelsea still looking to move players in and out of the club, there was a vulnerability about the Blues as they faced Everton at Goodison Park.
Nevertheless, Thomas Tuchel watched his side come through by a 1-0 scoreline, Jorginho scoring the only goal of the game from the penalty spot.
There were aspects of Chelsea’s performance which would have disappointed their head coach, but this was a fixture where only the end result mattered as Chelsea look to keep pace in the title race.
In terms of new arrivals, little has changed ahead of this London derby aside from Marc Cucurella being provided with a full week alongside his new teammates.
That said, Tuchel will expect a far more efficient display from his team, who will be aware that they have to develop a ruthless streak in their game similar to that of their
Under the guidance of Antonio Conte, Spurs have been transformed from a club struggling to secure Europa League football to a team which look the most capable of challenging Manchester City and Liverpool this season.
Fulfilling that potential is far easier said than done, but Conte has assembled a squad that will be bitterly disappointed if they do not finish in the top three or achieve silverware come the end of the campaign.