Maurizio Sarri
  • Chelsea confirm starting eleven to face Tottenham at Wembley.
  • Mateo Kovacic fit to start, Willian preferred to Pedro.
  • Let us know what you think of today’s lineup @TalkChelsea.

Chelsea’s starting eleven to face Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley this evening has been announced – and it’s a strong one!

The two sides sit just a point apart heading into today’s fixture. Chelsea will finish the weekend in the top four regardless of today’s result, but Tottenham face the possibility of being leapfrogged by arch-rivals Arsenal should they suffer defeat.

Maurizio Sarri will be hoping to inflict that defeat on Spurs today in order to strengthen our grip on the Champions League positions and keep the pressure on Liverpool and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

Travelling away from home to take on Tottenham is no easy task, and the strength of Sarri’s starting eleven today reflects that, not that we expected the Italian to pull any punches for the week’s most mouth-watering fixture.

The two most notable inclusions today for Chelsea are Mateo Kovacic, who was injured on international duty, and Willian, who is preferred to Pedro. Here’s both team’s starting lineups in full…

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