How Chelsea could line-up at Tottenham with Tuchel given Alonso or Chilwell dilemma and N'Golo Kante returning
CHELSEA'S showdown with Tottenham will be Thomas Tuchel's toughest test to date.
The 47-year-old secured his first win as Blues boss following Sunday's 2-0 victory over Burnley.
It was a much-needed win after Tuchel kicked off his reign with a 0-0 draw against Wolves.
He will hope to continue in winning ways when he comes up against Jose Mourinho on Thursday.
N'Golo Kante is expected to be available – which will come as a huge boost for the former PSG manager.
The midfielder has missed the last six matches after he injured his hamstring against Manchester City.
If he is fit to play, the Frenchman is expected to slot straight back into Chelsea's starting XI.
Tuchel also faces the tricky task of deciding between Marcos Alonso and Ben Chilwell.
After his impressive performance against Burnley, Alonso could have secured the spot.
He scored Chelsea's second goal after Cesar Azpilicueta opened the scoring in the first half.
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Of course, Edouard Mendy is expected to keep his spot between the sticks for the Blues.
Tuchel is likely to stick with the same formation and start with Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger at the back.
Callum Hudson-Odoi and Matteo Kovacic could join Kante and Alonso in the midfield.
Christian Pulisic might get the nod from the man that handed him his pro debut when he played for Dortmund in 2016.
Timo Werner could be dropped to the bench as his poor spell form continued against Burnley.
Werner, who cost the club £53million, has four goals in 20 league games this season.
Ex-Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud is set to lead the line against Mourinho's side.
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