Chelsea team news: Injuries, predicted lineup, debuts, Raheem Sterling latest and more vs. Tottenham

Chelsea will be banking on a potential Premier League title challenge this season after Thomas Tuchel invested over £150million this summer.

Thomas Tuchel has bolstered his squad with key acquisitions in recent weeks, with Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella all arriving at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues got off to a winning start to the campaign as Jorginho’s penalty secured a 1-0 away win at Everton while Tottenham beat Southampton 4-1 at home.

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has also overhauled his squad this summer, with Richarlison, Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma among the newcomers to north London.

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Expected Chelsea line-up: Blues starting XI vs Spurs

Here’s what Chelsea’s XI could look like in a 3-4-3 formation: Mendy (TG) – Azpilicueta, Silva, Koulibaly – James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell – Mount, Sterling, Havertz

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Koulibaly and Sterling both started solid debuts for Tuchel’s new faces at Goodison Park last weekend.

Despite his exit in the closing stages, Koulibaly is expected to retain his starting spot against Spurs, with Sterling leading the hosts’ attack.

Cucurella came off the bench for a late cameo on Merseyside, his move from Brighton was confirmed just the day before and Tuchel could throw in the Spain international from the start in this derby tie but Ben Chilwell is likely to get the nod again.

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Chelsea injury news for Spurs clash

Tuchel is expected to have a full squad to choose from before the game, but he could reshuffle his starting XI on his return to home soil.

Cucurella’s starting XI debut will be his main concern, while USA international Christian Pulisic, who has impressed off the bench against Everton, will also give him food for thought.

What was the result between Chelsea and Tottenham last season?

Chelsea beat Tottenham home and away in the Premier League last season by a 5-0 aggregate scoreline, including a goal in both games by Thiago Silva.

Tuchel’s charges also won both legs of their EFL Cup semi-final against Spurs in January and are unbeaten in their last 11 meetings against Tottenham in all competitions.

Premier League 2022/23 TV Channels, Live Streams

United Kingdom United States of America Canada Australia
TV channel Sky Sports, BT Sport USA Network, Telemundo, Universo
stream NOW TV, Sky Go, Amazon Prime fuboTV, peacock fuboTV Opus Sport

UNITED KINGDOM: Matches will be broadcast across the Sky Sports and BT Sport streaming and TV platforms, with select matches on Amazon Prime.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Select matches will be televised on USA Network (English) and Telemundo or Universo (Spanish), and all three channels are available to stream on fuboTV. The remaining games will be streamed for subscribers on NBC’s Peacock platform.

Canada: Every Premier League match is streamed live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.

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Australia: Fans in Australia can stream matches live and on-demand on Optus Sport.

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