Tottenham v Chelsea: Premier League preview
Premier League leaders Chelsea get their 2017 underway with a visit to White Hart Lane.
The Blues beat Stoke 4-2 on Saturday to extend their winning run to 13 matches. Gary Cahill opened the scoring for Chelsea before Willian scored a brace. Diego Costa sealed the victory with his 14th Premier League goal of the season.
A win for Chelsea would see them equal Arsenal’s all-time consecutive wins record of 14 matches.
Standing in their way will be a resilient Tottenham side, who themselves have top four aspirations.
Spurs have won both of their last two matches 4-1 away from home. Dele Alli and Harry Kane both scored braces in the New Year’s Day win at Watford.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are currently on a run of four straight Premier League wins.
Chelsea won the reverse fixture 2-1 back in November. Goals from Pedro Rodriguez and Victor Moses cancelled out Christian Eriksen’s opener.
Erik Lamela is Spurs’ only injury concern.
Kyle Walker and Jan Vertonghen will both return after missing the win at Watford through suspension.
Moussa Dembele was given New Year’s Day off and is likely to come back into the side.
Marcos Alonso is a slight doubt for Chelsea with an ankle problem. The wing-back will face a late fitness test ahead of Tuesday’s clash.
John Terry has a chance of returning to the Blues’ squad.
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