Predicted Tottenham Hotspur XI To Face Chelsea On New Year’s Day: Nabil Bentaleb To Return After Illness Absence

CM: Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb

Mason and Bentaleb are Pochettino’s favourite midfield pairing. Bentaleb missed the game against United through illness, but he is fit again.

Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb

AM: Andros Townsend

Townsend played 79 minutes against United and, although he produced little in an attacking sense, he worked very hard. That sort of endeavour could be key against Chelsea, as could the England winger’s pace.

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