Confirmed Chelsea v Spurs lineups: Wimmer starts, Winks only on the bench

Chelsea host Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this evening...

Chelsea will be looking to return to the top of the Premier League table tonight as they take on London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues were knocked off top spot earlier today when Manchester City beat Burnley, but three points will take Chelsea back to the top – and they will be hoping to pile on the misery for rivals Spurs.

Antonio Conte's side have won six games in a row, so it's no surprise to see him pick an unchanged team today, with Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses again serving as the wing backs in his 3-4-3 system.

Eden Hazard and Pedro will support Diego Costa in attack, whilst the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Willian and Michy Batshuayi are all on the bench for Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Spurs have won just one of their last nine games in all competitions this season, and crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday night with a dismal defeat at Monaco.

Mauricio Pochettino needs a result tonight, but he returns to the scene where Tottenham's title hopes ended last season, as his players lost their heads at 2-0 up to draw 2-2 and hand Leicester the title.

Tonight, the Argentinian is without the suspended Danny Rose, and with Ben Davies out injured, Jan Vertonghen is set to fill in at left back, whilst Kevin Wimmer and Eric Dier continue at centre back despite their poor performances against Monaco.

Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama protect the back line, with Heung-min Son, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen supporting Harry Kane in attack.

That leaves the likes of Kieran Trippier, Vincent Janssen, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and youngster Harry Winks on the bench this evening, with Pochettino seemingly going with a 4-2-3-1 despite Chelsea's 3-4-3 system.

Chelsea lineup

Starting:

  • Thibaut Courtois
  • Marcos Alonso
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Gary Cahill
  • David Luiz
  • Eden Hazard
  • N'Golo Kanté
  • Nemanja Matic
  • Victor Moses
  • Diego Costa
  • Pedro

Substitutes: Asmir Begovic, Branislav Ivanovic, Nathaniel Chalobah, Cesc Fàbregas, Oscar, Willian, Michy Batshuayi.

Tottenham lineup

Starting:

  • Hugo Lloris
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Kyle Walker
  • Kevin Wimmer
  • Dele Alli
  • Mousa Dembélé
  • Eric Dier
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Son Heung-Min
  • Victor Wanyama
  • Harry Kane

Substitutes: Michel Vorm, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Kieran Trippier, Georges-Kévin Nkoudou, Josh Onomah, Harry Winks, Vincent Janssen.

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