Tottenham Hotspur team news: Predicted XI v Chelsea in must-win Premier League clash

2 May

Tottenham travel across London to Chelsea on Monday evening knowing they must break their Stamford Bridge duck to stop Leicester from winning the Premier League title.

Spurs have NEVER won at Chelsea in the Premier League era – with their last victory at the Bridge coming back in the old Division One in February 1990 – but anything other than three points against the Blues will see the Foxes claim the crown with two games still to play.

Following their draw with Manchester United on Sunday, Leicester need just two points from their remaining two matches to lift the title, with Spurs needing to win all three of theirs to have any chance.

And Mauricio Pochettino goes into the first must-win clash without a number of key players.

PFA Young player of the Year Dele Alli begins a three-match ban for violent conduct and is unavailable for selection, while midfield lynchpin Eric Dier could miss the game having suffered concussion in last week’s disappointing 1-1 draw with West Brom.

Other than those absences, it is likely Pochettino – who recently penned a new long-term contract with Spurs – will pick the same players who have brought Spurs agonisingly close to their first Premier League title.

Click the arrow, above right, to scroll through our predicted XI for the London derby…


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