Feb 22, 2020 at 12.30pm UK
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How Chelsea could line up against Tottenham Hotspur

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Ahead of Saturday's Premier League fixture between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, Sports Mole looks at how the Blues could line up at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea play host to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday afternoon looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League.

While remaining ahead of their next opponents by a solitary point, the Blues have gone four games without success in the top flight.

At a time when Chelsea are in the middle of an important period of their campaign, Frank Lampard is having to contend with a growing injury list.

Here, Sports Mole predicts how the Englishman may line up for the showdown against Jose Mourinho's side.

Out: Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Achilles), N'Golo Kante (adductor)
Doubtful: Tammy Abraham (ankle), Callum Hudson-Odoi (hamstring), Andreas Christensen (facial), Christian Pulisic (groin)

> Click here for Chelsea's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

With Chelsea having outperformed Spurs with three at the back in December, it would come as a surprise if Lampard did not revert to the same formation for this encounter.

That could see Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger and Fikayo Tomori feature in defence, with Reece James and Marcos Alonso taking on responsibility at wing-back.

As a result of N'Golo Kante's adductor injury, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic are left to feature in the centre of the pitch.

Fitness doubts remain over Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi, meaning that Mason Mount and Willian are in line to combine further forward.

Rather than being used as out-and-out wingers, the pair may line up closer to Tammy Abraham, providing that the academy graduate has recovered from an ankle injury.

With Michy Batshuayi having failed to take his opportunity against Manchester United, Olivier Giroud could start if Abraham does not pass a fitness test.

> Click here to see how Spurs could line up for this fixture

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