Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has Jan Vertonghen and Kyle Walker back from suspension for the clash against league leaders Chelsea on Wednesday.
Tottenham Hotspur host runaway Premier League leaders Chelsea at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night, in a bid to return to the top four and stop the incredible winning streak that Antonio Conte’s men have been on since the start of October last year.
The Blues are looking to make it a league record equaling 14 wins in a row, and increase their lead on top of the Premier League table with a win over Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Pochettino has a near full strength squad at his disposal when Chelsea visit the Lane on Wednesday night. The biggest news ahead of the game is that key defenders Jan Vertonghen and Kyle Walker are available for selection after serving their one match suspension in the match against Watford.
The availability of Walker and Vertonghen means that Pochettino has the luxury of selecting his first choice back four for the first time in a very long time, with Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose fit as well, boding well for Spurs ahead of the all-important tie against the Blues.
Pochettino is also set to welcome Mousa Dembele back into his matchday squad after giving the Belgian a rest in the victory at Vicarage Road on Sunday. The midfielder is expected to slot into the starting lineup alongside Victor Wanyama and Eric Dier as the Spurs boss aims to load up his midfield to counter the Chelsea attack.
Erik Lamela is the only injury concern for the Tottenham manager, with the Argentine winger back in training and working his way back to fitness after sustaining a hip injury in October.
However the likes of Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli are fit and firing, and should start in the attacking midfield. England international Harry Kane will take up his role as the spearhead of the attack, and will look to inflict damage similar to how he did a couple of years ago, when Spurs dismantled Chelsea on New Year’s Day.