The Chelsea XI Conte must pick vs. Spurs
Chelsea will look to break the 50-point barrier and go eight clear at the top of the Premier League table tonight when they face London neighbours Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.
Since their 3-0 defeat to Arsenal at the end of September, Chelsea have won 13 straight top-flight matches to put themselves in the driving seat to regain the title they won in the 2014/15 campaign, and if they win 14 it will be a top-flight record for successive victories in a single season (Arsenal won 14 in 2002, but their run spanned two campaigns).
Their latest three points came in a 4-2 success against Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on New Year’s Eve, and after second-placed Liverpool were held to a 2-2 draw by Sunderland on Monday, the Blues know they can extend their advantage at the summit against Spurs.
The north London outfit won’t be pushovers, though, and they are in fine form themselves having won four of their last five Premier League matches, scoring 18 times in that period – the latest of those was a 4-1 thrashing of Watford at Vicarage Road as they closed on the top four.
Here is FootballFanCast’s Chelsea XI that will beat Spurs…