Chelsea vs Tottenham confirmed line-ups: Key change for Spurs while Conte sticks with same XI

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Chelsea host Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening hoping to go back to the top of the Premier League table.

Manchester City’s win over Burnley earlier in the day temporarily moves them into top spot, but Chelsea have the chance to go clear again if they secure all three points in what promises to be another heated London derby.

As for the teams, Antonio Conte has opted to stick with the same XI that has brought the club six consecutive Premier League wins without conceding a single goal.

Given that form it’s no real surprise that the Italian tactician has opted to go with the same 3-4-3 system, while in contrast Mauricio Pochettino has made a change with Dele Alli coming back into the starting line-up for Spurs.

It’s been a struggle for Spurs in recent weeks as they look to now bounce back from crashing out of the Champions League in midweek, but it won’t be easy as they return to Stamford Bridge for the first time since their Premier League title hopes were shattered at the end of last season.

Pochettino will be desperate to see a reaction from his players, but the way Chelsea are playing under Conte currently, it promises to be a difficult assignment as they look to try and find a way of unlocking the Blues backline and end their impressive run.

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