Connect with us

ARTICLES

Opponent Watch: A look at Chelsea injury concerns ahead of Tottenham clash

Published

on

Chelsea latest team news ahead of Premier League clash vs Tottenham Hotspur

According to Football.London, Chelsea will be struggling with a number of injury concerns heading into the crunch Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur later today.

The Blues have been ravaged by injuries throughout the season, and they are yet to see the back of it. Their defence has been dealt with several major blows and players continue to remain on the sidelines for the match.

Andreas Christensen contracted Covid-19 and had missed the club’s previous two fixtures against Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion. He is not in contention to feature against Tottenham and will miss out.

Chelsea latest team news ahead of Premier League clash vs Tottenham Hotspur. (Credit: Reuters)
Andreas Christensen will not feature in the match against Spurs. (Credit: Reuters)

Trevoh Chalobah is another centre-back who will sit out despite returning to team training sessions. He has been suffering from a long term hamstring issue, and Thomas Tuchel is not keen to risk him.

Reece James and Ben Chilwell are long term absentees and are not in line to feature against Spurs. Chilwell is ruled out for the season, whereas James has just returned to individual training. Both of them have been crucial to Chelsea’s early season form and would surely be missed.

Edouard Mendy is still on international duty at the Africa Cup of nations, ensuring Kepa Arrizabalaga will continue in goal. The Spaniard showed his worth in the Carabao Cup semifinals against us and we cannot take Mendy’s absence for granted.

Boost for Spurs?

The defence has been crucial for Tuchel’s success at Chelsea and missing a bunch of the key players would be a huge benefit for us. However, they had similar issues when we faced them in the Carabao Cup and the results did not reflect their struggles.

They have been going through a slump of sorts in the league and the onus is on us to take the game to them. Tuchel’s side has shown themselves to be vulnerable if attacked and that is exactly what Antonio Conte should do.

Chelsea latest team news ahead of Premier League clash vs Tottenham Hotspur.
Reece James only returned to individual training.

Tottenham, meanwhile are boosted by the return of Eric Dier, whose absence has been felt in the centre of defence. Cristian Romero and Son Heung-min will be on the sidelines, plus there are two additional concerns that are unknown at this instant.

More Tottenham Hotspur News

Three points today would put us just five points behind Tuchel’s team while having four matches in hand. Spurs must be ready to take the game to their opponents and showcase that they have learned from the losses we endured against them this month.

Whether it will prove to be third time lucky for Conte against his former side remains to be seen.

A football enthusiast who is madly in love with the beautiful sport.

Spurs Transfer News

Ruslan Malinovskyi of Ukraine in the 0-0 Nations League draw against Scotland in September 2022. Ruslan Malinovskyi of Ukraine in the 0-0 Nations League draw against Scotland in September 2022.
ARTICLES2 hours ago

Marseille exit race for 29-year-old Tottenham target due to increased price tag

Marseille no longer running after Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Ruslan Malinovskyi Olympique de Marseille (OM) have exited the race for...

Marcus thuram Marcus thuram
ARTICLES8 hours ago

“He will have many offers”- Bundesliga coach makes honest admission about Tottenham target Marcus Thuram

Oliver Neuville thinks Tottenham target Marcus Thuram may not stay at Borussia Monchengladbach beyond this season Speaking in an interview...

Emerson Royal in Tottenham Hotspur training at Enfield. (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images) Emerson Royal in Tottenham Hotspur training at Enfield. (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images)
ARTICLES12 hours ago

“He’s useless”- Pundit tells Tottenham Hotspur to sell 23-year-old player

Transfer News: Gabby Agbonlahor backs Tottenham Hotspur to sell Emerson Royal Former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor has backed Tottenham...

Sofyan Amrabat of Morocco has a drink prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Canada and Morocco at Al Thumama Stadium on December 01, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) Sofyan Amrabat of Morocco has a drink prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Canada and Morocco at Al Thumama Stadium on December 01, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
ARTICLES23 hours ago

Fiorentina chief delivers blow to Tottenham Hotspur in Sofyan Amrabat pursuit

Transfer News: Fiorentina director delivers blow to Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool in Sofyan Amrabat pursuit Fabrizio Romano‘s latest tweet on...

Richarlison of Brazil celebrates after scoring a goal. (Photo by Javier Mamani/Getty Images) Richarlison of Brazil celebrates after scoring a goal. (Photo by Javier Mamani/Getty Images)
ARTICLES1 day ago

Report: Tottenham’s Richarlison among four quality strikers on Real Madrid’s wishlist

Tottenham star Richarlison and Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus on four-man Real Madrid striker shortlist Tottenham Hotspur forward Richarlison is on a...

Bryan Gil during his time in Seville. Bryan Gil during his time in Seville.
ARTICLES1 day ago

Report: Antonio Conte’s transfer stance on Spurs player with 73 minutes this season hasn’t changed

Tottenham Hotspur star Bryan Gil will be allowed to leave on loan if Antonio Conte brings in a replacement According...

Mohammed Kudus celebrates scoring for Ghana with Inaki Williams. Mohammed Kudus celebrates scoring for Ghana with Inaki Williams.
ARTICLES1 day ago

“Step up to a big club”- Inaki Williams gives ringing endorsement of Tottenham transfer target

Inaki Williams gives a ringing endorsement of Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Mohammed Kudus Speaking in an interview with Radio Marca...

Marcus Thuram headed to Tottenham? (GETTY Images) Marcus Thuram headed to Tottenham? (GETTY Images)
ARTICLES1 day ago

Tottenham Hotspur lining up move for France international playing in Bundesliga

Tottenham Hotspur lining up move for French striker Marcus Thuram According to journalist Ignazio Genuardi, via the Transfer Tavern (h/t Football....

Antonio Conte reveals Tottenham superstar Harry Kane is feeling very 'tired'. Antonio Conte reveals Tottenham superstar Harry Kane is feeling very 'tired'.
ARTICLES2 days ago

“Ronaldo has gone now”- Manchester United urged to complete “impossible” deal for Tottenham Hotspur star

Sven-Goran Eriksson believes Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane would be a perfect fit at Manchester United Former England manager Svan-Goran...

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Goalkeeper Illan Meslier of Leeds United during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Leeds United at Friends Provident St. Mary's Stadium on August 13, 2022 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images) SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Goalkeeper Illan Meslier of Leeds United during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Leeds United at Friends Provident St. Mary's Stadium on August 13, 2022 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)
ARTICLES2 days ago

“He’s in the bottom 10”- Tottenham backed to sign a better goalkeeper than Leeds United’s Illan Meslier

Tottenham Hotspur backed to sign a better goalkeeper than Leeds United’s Illan Meslier Illan Meslier has been linked with a...