Chelsea

Two starting teams Thomas Tuchel should pick when Chelsea take on Tottenham Hotspur

A big London derby awaits Chelsea this weekend as they make the 14-mile trip north to face Tottenham Hotspur in a crunch game for both sides early on in the Premier League season.

The Blues will be aiming to continue their unbeaten start to 2021/22 while for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, it’s an attempt to bounce back from their heavy defeat to Crystal Palace last time out in the league.

Only one point separates the two sides in the table and Spurs could go above Chelsea in the standings should they pick up a win on their home turf this weekend. For the Blues, it could be another marker laid down for their league title ambitions this season.

Chelsea will be without Christian Pulisic on Sunday afternoon but he is the only injury absentee as N’Golo Kante has returned to full fitness ahead of the match, having missed the last two with an ankle problem.

Thomas Tuchel therefore has selection dilemmas almost all over the pitch as he has a 99 per cent fully-fit squad.

But how do we think he should send his side out? We asked our Blues writers Sam Inkersole and Daniel Childs to give their preferred starting XI’s for the game.