Kepa Arrizabalaga gets the nod in goal while N’Golo Kante only makes it to the bench as Chelsea get set to take on Tottenham in the Premier League.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has made a few changes to the side that started in midweek against Zenit St Petersburg for the London derby against Tottenham in the Premier League.
The first and the biggest change comes in goal where Kepa Arrizabalaga comes into the lineup in place of Edouard Mendy for Chelsea. There is a shuffle in defence as well, with Thiago Silva getting the nod over Reece James. That sees Cesar Azpilicueta move out to the right wing-back slot while Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger line up alongside Silva.
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Marcos Alonso is retained in the left wing-back slot again ahead of Ben Chilwell for the Blues against Tottenham. In midfield, Tuchel has decided to stick with the partnership of Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho, despite N’Golo Kante being fit and available for selection. The Frenchman is an option on the bench.
Mason Mount holds on to his place in the attacking midfield slot. The Chelsea academy graduate, though, is in for a change of partners with Kai Havertz replacing Hakim Ziyech. Romelu Lukaku, meanwhile, leads the line for Chelsea against Tottenham.
Chelsea Confirmed XI: Kepa, Christensen, Silva, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Jorginho, Alonso, Havertz, Lukaku, Mount.