Chelsea return home to Stamford Bridge following a scoreless draw over the weekend at Sunderland. Luckily for the Blues, they host Tottenham Hotspur, a club that hasn’t won a Premier League match at Chelsea since 1990.
You can watch the match live at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN or online via Live Extra.
Spurs have finally found their form after a tough start to their season, and put in a solid performance in a 2-1 victory over Everton. Roberto Soldado finally found the back of the net after a nine-month goalless drought in the Premier League, and will look to tally again against the league leaders.
With Diego Costa out with a suspension, Jose Mourinho has chosen to go with Didier Drogba at striker, leaving Loic Remy on the bench once again. There’s only one change in the Tottenham side and it’s a shocking one, with Erik Lamela getting the start in favor of Roberto Soldado. Interesting move by Pochettino not to stick with the Spaniard who finally found his goalscoring touch over the weekend.
Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Drogba
Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Schurrle, Salah, Remy
Tottenham: Lloris, Chiriches, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies, Bentaleb, Mason, Lennon, Eriksen, Lamela, Kane
Subs: Vorm, Dier, Kaboul, Naughton, Chadli, Paulinho, Soldado