White Hart Lane plays host to top of table visitors from West London.
Tottenham pair Kyle Naughton and Jake Livermore could return for the Saturday lunchtime kick-off against Chelsea.
Naughton (ankle) has been out for a month, while Livermore’s groin injury has sidelined him for six weeks.
Chelsea captain John Terry begins his four-match ban for racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.
Daniel Sturridge (hamstring) returns, and Frank Lampard and Ryan Bertrand are fit after missing England duty due to injury and illness respectively. (BBC Sport)
Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Gallas, Caulker, Vertonghen, Huddlestone, Sandro, Lennon, Sigurdsson, Dempsey, Defoe. Subs: Lloris, Adebayor, Naughton, Dawson, Falque, Livermore, Townsend.
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Cahill, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Oscar, Hazard, Mata, Torres. Subs: Turnbull, Romeu, Lampard, Moses, Sturridge, Azpilicueta, Bertrand.