Chelsea will look to continue their unbeaten start to the campaign when they travel across London to face Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
The Blues are yet to showcase their best this season but are still enjoying an impressive run of results. They thumped Aston Villa 3-0 in their last Premier League game and secured a solid 1-0 win over Zenit in midweek.
With no fresh injury concerns for Thomas Tuchel to worry about, here’s how the boss could set up.
Edouard Mendy (GK) – Mendy was in outstanding form against Villa and looks almost unbeatable this season.
Cesar Azpilicueta (CB) – After bagging the assist for Romelu Lukaku’s goal against Zenit, expect Azpilicueta to keep his spot in the squad.
Thiago Silva (CB) – Andreas Christensen has been excellent but has already played a lot of minutes so far this season, so Silva could be given the chance to build up his fitness.
Antonio Rudiger (CB) – Amid all the talk of stalling contract talks, Rudiger will be expected to lead by example on the pitch.
Reece James (RWB) – With his domestic suspension now over, James can return to the lineup at right wing-back.
Jorginho (CM) – This could easily be Mateo Kovacic, who was outstanding against Villa, but Tuchel relies so heavily on Jorginho and will likely stick with the Italian.
N’Golo Kante (CM) – Perhaps Kovacic could start here, but Kante is back from a groin injury and is usually a guaranteed starter when his legs are up for it.
Marcos Alonso (LWB) – Ben Chilwell made his first appearance of the season against Zenit but Alonso is doing his best to keep hold of the left wing-back spot.
Mason Mount (RF) – Mount hasn’t been at his best yet but should be given another chance to clear the cobwebs this weekend.
Romelu Lukaku (ST) – The first name on the team sheet these days. Lukaku has been feeding off scraps so far this season and still has four goals in as many games for Chelsea.
Kai Havertz (LF) – Timo Werner could do with the minutes here, but the fact that Havertz was largely rested for this game suggests he could be the one given the nod.