Thomas Tuchel has sprung a big surprise in his Chelsea’s starting eleven as Kepa starts for the Blues in their London derby against Spurs.
Edouard Mendy misses out on the squad entirely as the Spaniard number two makes his first start of the season in between the sticks. The Senegal stopper was involved in a nasty collision during the midweek win over Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League.
In come Kepa, Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva, with the aforementioned Mendy and Andreas Christensen making way from the team that beat Zenit.
Out go Hakim Ziyech, Mendy and Reece James.
There is, as always, á back five lining up in front of Kepa. That comprises of Cesar Azpiliceuta, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Marcos Alonso.
The midfield two comprises of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic. N’Golo Kante is fit for a return to the bench this afternoon.
Romelu Lukaku will once again spearhead the Blues attack and he is supported by Mason Mount and Kai Havertz in the wide areas.
Chelsea team: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Silva, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso; Jorginho, Kovacic; Havertz, Mount, Lukaku.
Source by Football London