By Spy Uganda
In a major boost for Thomas Tuchel and his title-chasing Blues, N’Golo Kante has been declared fit to start against Tottenham today.
The French midfielder has not played since injuring his ankle against Liverpool last month. But his manager has confirmed he has been cleared to start on Sunday after coming through training this week.
Christian Pulisic is continuing an individual training programme after suffering an ankle injury of his own during the international break and will not be ready for Spurs. Otherwise, Chelsea have no fresh injury concerns
Tuchel added: “It’s a tough opponent, a London derby, we had a great result last season and we will try everything to repeat that.
Chelsea likely XI (3-4-2-1): Mendy Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, James, Kante, Jorginho, Alonso, Mount, Havertz, Lukaku
Sunday 4:30pm BST
Referee Paul Tierney
Chelsea squad from Arrizabalaga, Bettinelli, Thiago Silva, Chilwell, Sarr, Chalobah, Saúl, Kovacic, Hudson-Odoi, Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Werner, Ziyech, Mendy Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, James, Kante, Jorginho, Alonso, Mount, Havertz, Lukaku.
Injured Pulisic (ankle, 23 Sep).