You’re the boss: Pick your Spurs team vs Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

We start the New Year with one of our toughest matches of the season as we ‘welcome’ Chelsea to White Hart Lane tomorrow evening.

After a good run of form in recent weeks, Maurcio Pochettino will be looking to get another result in the match which Chelsea fans class as us their main rivals.  Whereas we are more concerned with the other lot from south London.

If you were Tottenham boss, what would your Tottenham team be for the match?  Here’s what we have come up with:-


Walker Vertonghen Fazio Davies

Dembele Mason

Lennon Eriksen Chadli


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  1. Dembele should definitely be in to harass Hazard, whether it's as a holding mid or attacking winger. Lennon seemed to create chances in the last Chelsea game, but his defense is flimsy at critical times. Lamela on the left may create more chances than Chadli. The latter disappears too often and Spurs need someone to create chances over the full 90.

    I'd like to see Vertongen out as the backpass to Eto'o is too fresh in my mind. Also, he is a penalty waiting to happen with his constant shirt-tugging, and regardless of his fouls, I think he craters in too many big games.

  2. Loris

    Walker Fazio Vertongen Davies

    Stamboule Mason

    Lennon Eriiksen Dembele


    Spurs need to keep the game tight and maintain a high tempo. I hope they play on the counter as they did against Arsenal. An open game game will see Spurs getting picked off. We need Lennon's pace on the counter and to help Walker. Dembele's power is needed to try and get close to Fabregas to stop the supply to the Chelsea attack.

  3. Lloris
    Walker Chiriches Fazio Vertonghen Rose
    Chadli Bentaleb Dembele Ceballos

    I predict Eriksen will be closed out of the game by Mourinho and will be ineffective. I would therefore start an unpredictable youngster Ceballos in his place, someone Mourinho can't forseeably counter.
    I predict Mourinho will be prepared mostly to counteract Spurs playing through the middle and I reckon there will be no rooom in the middle. Therefore I would attack wide for a change through Walker/Chadli + Rose/Ceballos.
    I predict Fabregas will be threading balls through gaps in defence + over the top to Costa/Remy. I would therfore play 3 at CB and Dembele/Bentaleb central to kill Fabregas and co defensively.

    Subs Vorm, Dier, Lennon, Lamela, Eriksen, Townsend, Adebayor

  4. Loris
    He wont pick this team but I think it might have a chance not much of one but a chance

  5. Against the strong Chelsea midfield would go a 4-1-4-1 and try to win the midfield battle, with Lennon adding some pace and defensive work rate and stambouli protecting the back four:



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