Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen has declared himself fit to face Tottenham – The Athletic

Chelsea vs Tottenham

Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off will see two of the ‘top six’ facing off.

Chelsea will play host to Tottenham, in a tie that could have significant importance to both sides’ seasons.

At one point in the campaign, 4th placed Chelsea had opened up a decent gap between themselves and the rest of the league.

However, the Blues have been in dismal form of late, failing to pick up a win in their last four league outings.

That has seen the rest of the PL gain some ground on Frank Lampard’s side, with their upcoming opponents Tottenham now their closest rival for a top-four spot.

Whilst Spurs finishing in a Champions League place did seem rather unlikely earlier this season, Jose Mourinho has turned the Lilywhites’ league form around, and they are now just one point off Chelsea.

 

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Christensen to use mask

With Saturday’s game so important to Chelsea, Lampard will no doubt want as many members of his squad as possible ready to start.

One player that did look a bit of a doubt for Saturday was Andreas Christensen.

The centre-back appeared to suffer a broken nose after colliding with Anthony Martial earlier this week, as Chelsea lost to Manchester United.

However, on Thursday, The Athletic have handed the Chelsea faithful some good news regarding Christensen.

Whilst The Athletic did confirm that Christensen had suffered a broken nose vs United, they also stated that the Danish international has declared himself fit to face Spurs.

Christensen reportedly saw a specialist in Milan on Wednesday to have a protective mask fitted, so he is still able to play games.

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