Mateo Kovacic has managed to recover full fitness and starts for Chelsea in the London derby against Tottenham.

Maurizio Sarri has named an expected starting eleven as Chelsea face Tottenham. The back four and the keeper remain the same. Alvaro Morata and Willian start ahead of Olivier Giroud and Pedro respectively, as expected.

But, the surprise is the inclusion of Mateo Kovacic’s name in the starting lineup. The Croatian seems to have recovered enough to warrant a start ahead of in-form Ross Barkley.

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