Chelsea take on Jose Mourinho’s side Tottenham at Stamford bridge as we take a look at how Frank Lampard’s side will lineup against Spur on Sunday, 29 November 2020.
A year ago Frank Lampard was discussing with journalists the type of player he was looking to bring in to strengthen his squad. He outlined experience as something that would augment his young squad and was asked what that meant for the Academy graduates who had done so well. This is Chelsea Football Club, Frank replied. They, like everyone else, have to reach the standards expected of anyone else wearing the famous royal blue.
Frank Lampard seize the summer transfer window opportunity to signed some top players in Europe to strengthen his squad for 2020/21 season.
Lampard bring in the like of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, and Edouard Mendy to strengthen Chelsea squad.
Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho welcome to the bridge again for the London derby game on Sunday under Tottenham Hotspur as they face the blues in the Premier League fixture.
We would be looking at how Chelsea and Tottenham will lineup for the London derby game on Sunday, 29 November 2020 at the Stamford bridge by 17:30pm GMT.
Man City were inattentive to this ploy last weekend and in-form Son Heung-min’s goal against them was a case in point. Someone will devise a plan to thwart this main source of Spurs goals, and there is no reason that cannot be the Blues.
Communication between midfielders, defenders and goalkeeper is crucial against a dynamic front three, and it has been interesting to hear the on-pitch calls in these crowdless stadiums. In Chelsea’s case it is multilingual, but with French a common tongue for Kurt Zouma, Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva and Edou Mendy.
Jose Mourinho is likely to set up against Chelsea pretty much as he did against Manchester City, defending deep, bypassing their pressing by playing the ball long to a forward, and hoping to take chances when Tottenham’s pace and ingenuity delivers them.
However, as has been clear in recent games against sides using the low block approach, including Newcastle last Saturday, Chelsea have strength in wide attacking areas that City currently lack, and few teams have an answer to Hakim Ziyech’s chance creation.
Chelsea predicted XI lineup: Mendy; Chilwell, Silva, Zouma, James; Kante, Ziyech, Havertz; Mount, Pulisic, Giroud.
Mendy will be in goal as Giroud lead the attacking front line of Chelsea against Tottenham.