Confirmed - Chelsea line-up v Tottenham Hotspur

Here is the side Chelsea are going with for the London derby against Tottenham Hotspur which kicks-off at 12:45.

Starting line-up: Cech, Ivanovic, David Luiz, Terry, Cole, Mikel, Lampard, Ramires, Oscar, Hazard, Torres

Subs: Schwarzer, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Essien, Mata, Schurrle, Eto’o

Three points for the Blues would take them to the top of the table until other sides play later today and it would be a strong message for the team to send out to their main rivals.

Chelsea won this match last season 4-2 thanks largely to the currently out of favour Juan Mata. Chelsea are yet to win on the road with a draw and a defeat but they have conceded only one goal as they seek their first goal of the season on the road.

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Chelsea should take a great deal of confidence from the head-to-head record between these teams which sees the Blues ahead by 14 wins, scoring more goals and winning more matches at White Hart Lane.

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