Tanko Premier League Weekend Preview – Stats, Hazard Update and Other Team News
Tottenham vs Chelsea
Antonio Conte will be without a whole host of key players for Sunday’s battle.
Talisman Eden Hazard is not expected to be fit in time to face Tottenham despite training this week.
Hazard has been out since June after fracturing his ankle whilst with the Belgium national team.
New signing Tiemoue Bakayoko will have to wait to make his Chelsea debut as he too remains injured.
Conte has already bemoaned his squad size and now with Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas serving suspensions the Italian has left him with further problems.
Tottenham team news v Chelsea
Youngster Kyle Walker-Peters may well be required to step up again as Kieran Trippier remains sidelined.
Erik Lamela, expected back in October, recovers from a hip injury.
Meanwhile, Danny Rose, who remains in Tottenham’s bad books, also continues to recovers from a lengthy lay-off.
Chelsea team news v Tottenham
Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas are both ruled out through suspension after seeing red against Burnley.
Eden Hazard and Tiemoue Bakayoko are both very unlikely to feature, despite returning to training.
Diego Costa will play no part as he continues to seek a move away from the club.
In better news for Chelsea, Pedro is expected to be fit in time to face Tottenham.