Tottenham Hotspur have an outstanding opportunity to all but kill off Chelsea’s hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League with a win at Stamford Bridge.
Of the two sides, it is the visitors who are in better form and are playing with more confidence but the big psychological hurdle is that they have never won at Chelsea in the Premier League era.
Gary Lineker netted the winner in a 2-1 victory the last time Tottenham left the home of the Blues with all three points but Mauricio Pochettino’s men have a great chance to end the hoodoo.
They also have the motivation of securing their own place in the top four and dining at Europe’s top table for the third season running and talisman Harry Kane has returned ahead of schedule to take his place on the bench.
Despite that exciting news, it is the complete absence of centre-half Toby Alderweireld – valued at £36m by Transfermarkt – from the matchday squad that is concerning most Spurs fans and we’ve taken a closer look at the reaction…
Where is Toby ffs ?
— KerryCOYS ? (@ElectricEriksen) April 1, 2018
Thinks he’s bigger than our club so he’s not included rightfully
— ً (@MauricioMagic) April 1, 2018
he loves the club and asks for reasonable wages and gets shut out what a joke
— N'ick (@Nkoudaddy) April 1, 2018
NO ALDERWEIRELD ?
— Nasir (@thfcsonny) April 1, 2018
Toby not even in the squad. pic.twitter.com/s48tcr2iBL
— Haaave you met Will? (@WillMoores94) April 1, 2018
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) April 1, 2018
Toby finished at spurs then ?
— James (@Jimaylward1) April 1, 2018
Alderweireld is done ?
— Jack (@DembeleEdition) April 1, 2018
I miss seeing Toby. Thrilled Kane is on bench.
— Jesse Ghiorzi (@jesseghiorzi) April 1, 2018
@AlderweireldTob you're not bigger than the club you snake ?
— Joanne (@JoanneElliott_) April 1, 2018
Toby doesn't even make the bench: (
— taylor schott (@GordBeck23TR) April 1, 2018