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Tottenham vs Chelsea predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League match today – The Independent, Independent

Tottenham vs Chelsea predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League match today – The Independent, Independent


    

             

                                                                                             

                                                                         

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Jose Mourinhois looking to continue his resurrection of Spurs against his former club, pitting the Portuguese against one of his most loyal players in young Chelsea bossFrank Lampardin what is being billed as ‘the master vs the apprentice’.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

But there is much more on the line this afternoon as Spurs can overtake Chelsea and move into the top four with a victory, while defeat would give the Blues significant breathing space in the race for the Champions League. Follow the live action below.

                                                                                                                                                                                             

  

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Tottenham 0 – 2 Chelsea

Second half: Christian Eriksen comes on for Eric Dier as Jose Mourinho makes a change at half time. The next goal in this game will be a crucial one. You can bet Lampard’s Chelsea will go for it.

Tottenham restart the match.

                                                     

  

         

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Gazzaniga picked up a yellow card for his awful, awful challenge? tackle? collision? with Alonso.

Check out the video below to see it for yourself:                                                                                                                                 

         

HALF TIME

               

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******************************************************************************************************************************************** 5 mins: The whistle goes for half time. Chelsea have played an almost perfect 51 minutes. They’ve taken a two goal lead and offered very little to Tottenham in return.                                                       

         

GOAL!

         

      

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49 2 mins: Chelsea send a long ball into the box. Gazzaniga goes to clear it and misses the ball, instead he clatters into Marcos Alonso and both hit the deck. Alonso is said to have fouled the goalkeeper but the decision goes to VAR.

VAR checks it and says Gazzaniga took out Alsono. Chelsea have a penalty on the stroke of halftime!

                                                                                      

         

YELLOW CARD

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mins: It’s all kicking off now. Kovacic and Dele Alli squaring off with each other off the ball. They both pick up yellow cards.

Two more minutes to be added on at the end of this half.

                                                        

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mins: All of Spurs’ possession in this half has lacked flow and rhythm. Kane and Sissoko play a couple of short passes to each other before Alonso takes the ball off Kane. He passes it back to Kepa but Sissoko follows the ball, Kepa clears it but Sissoko challenges him late and cleans out the goalkeeper.

                                                       

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mins: Azpilicueta and Kante combine well on the right hand side to get the ball into the box. They slice through the Tottenham defense and it is a tracking back Dele Alli who finally clears the danger.

                                                                                                                                   

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mins: Tottenham are finding their feet now in the game. A ball over the top troubles Rudiger as Dele Alli puts him under pressure. The Chelsea defender does well to hold Alli off and allow Kepa to come and recover the ball.

                                                        

         

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mins: Spurs attempt another long ball but Kepa Is aware of it this time and he comes off his line to claim it before Son can reach the pass.

                                                       

         

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mins: Two big chances missed now for Spurs! A long ball up to Kane is brought down by the England captain and given to Moura. Moura sends the ball back to Kane who makes a run down the right side. He crosses the ball to the far side of the penalty are where Son runs onto it and drills it past the near post!                                                                                      

         

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mins: Harry Kane is on the pitch! Finally Spurs get the ball up the pitch with a driving run from Sissoko. Kane drifts into the box and Sissoko picks him out with an accurate pass. Kane goes for goal first time but hits it over the crossbar!                                                       

         

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mins: Chelsea counter attack Spurs with Mount and Abraham. Eric Dier tries to keep pace with Abraham but isn’t able to and the Chelsea striker is able to float the ball into the box for Mount. Mount brings it down and looks to be in two minds whether of not to shoot and the moments indecision means Sanchez can get across and block the shot when it comes.                                                       

         

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mins: Abraham and Sanchez go toe-to-toe on the left hand side of the pitch. Sanchez wins the tussle but Ch elsea’s high press mean they recover the ball. Spurs are finding it difficult to get the ball into any attacking positions. Harry Kane is still on the pitch isn’t he?                                                                                    

  

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mins: Dele Alli fights his way through Kante and Mount before losing the ball. Mount chases it up as Dier collects the ball. Mount tries to win it back and stands on Dier in the tackle. Free kick to Spurs.                                                        

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mins: First blood to Lampard and his men. Can Mourinho respond. Chelsea win another corner, they are well on top in this game and are trying to capitalise on their momentum. Willian sends the ball into the box but it is cleared away by Spurs.                                                     

  

         

GOAL!

                

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**************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** mins: GOAL! A long ball forward for Chelsea causes Aurier some problems and he heads it behind for a corner. Willian plays it short and receives it back. He then runs the ball into the box, puts it on his right foot and smashes it into the far corner. Chelsea are in front!                                                                                       

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9 mins: Chelsea switch the play over to the right where Azpilicueta picks it up. He gives it to Kante who puts an early ball into the box. Abraham gets a glancing header and wins a corner.

The corner comes into the box and Spurs get it clear. Chelsea have started brightly here.

                                                        

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6 mins: Mount sends a powerful pass into Abraham in the box and does very well to control it. He takes another touch and shoots but puts it wide of goal.

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Tottenham vs Chelsea takes place on Sunday (December.)                                                                                                                                                                                                       (What time does it start?                                                                                                                                                                                                     

The match kicks off at 4. GMT.

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The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 4pm. The game can also be watched online on the Sky Go app.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Highlights will be on BBC One’s Match of the Day 2 at 13: 36 PM.

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Yes, as long as you have a Sky Go log-in and subscription.

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(Possible Tottenham line-up:) **************************************************** Gazzaniga; Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Dier, Sissoko; Lucas, Alli, Son; Kane.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

(Possible Chelsea line-up:) **************************************************** Kepa; James, Rudiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Kante; Kovacic, Jorginho; Willian, Abraham, Pulisic.

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(Tottenham to win: 7/5

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

(Chelsea to win:******************** (/

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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Tottenham are the form team going into the match with four wins from their last five, and with Chelsea wobbling of late and the wily Mourinho set to show his young apprentice how it’s done, we’re backing a home win.

                                                                                                                     

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