Confirmed: Chelsea v Tottenham line-ups: Dier starts

A crucial night for Chelsea and Tottenham with big implications for Leicester City.

Chelsea take on Tottenham Hotspur this evening in a match with huge potential implications for the title race.

Spurs need to win to keep their title hopes alive, and know that a draw or win for Chelsea will hand the league to Leicester City.

Leicester had the chance to win the title a day earlier at Old Trafford when they took on Manchester United, but could only draw 1-1.

This extended their lead at the top to eight points with two games to play.

Tottenham are in second place and have three matches left, and must win all three starting tonight.

Their opponents Chelsea will be only too happy to end their faint title dream, with their players admitting as much in the lead up to the game.

Tottenham are without midfield ace Dele Alli through suspension, after he was cited by the FA for punching an opponent during their disappointing draw with West Brom a week earlier.

Here is a look at how the two teams line up...

Chelsea lineup


  • Asmir Begovic
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Gary Cahill
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • John Terry
  • Cesc Fàbregas
  • Nemanja Matic
  • John Obi Mikel
  • Willian
  • Diego Costa
  • Pedro

Substitutes: Marco Amelia, Baba Rahman, Eden Hazard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Oscar, Bertrand Traore, Kenedy.

Tottenham lineup


  • Hugo Lloris
  • Toby Alderweireld
  • Danny Rose
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Kyle Walker
  • Mousa Dembélé
  • Eric Dier
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Erik Lamela
  • Son Heung-Min
  • Harry Kane

Substitutes: Michel Vorm, Ben Davies, Kevin Wimmer, Tom Carroll, Nacer Chadli, Ryan Mason, Clinton N'Jie.

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