MIDFIELD OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR ANTONIO CONTE AS CHELSEA PREPARE TO PLAY TOTTENHAM

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Ahead of our game against Tottenham on Sunday, Chelsea are short of personnel in midfield with Cesc Fabregas suspended and Tiemoue Bakayoko is still out injured. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte would have a lot of thinking to do this week.

Chelsea legend Pat Nevin believes David Luiz or Cesar Azpilicueta could do a job for Chelsea in central midfield in the game against Tottenham on Sunday.

“I am sure I was not the only one who was thinking even before the match had finished, what on earth do we do in midfield against Spurs if Bakayoko isn’t fully fit yet? David Luiz could cruise in there, of course, and leave Dave, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen as the back three,” Nevin wrote in Chelsea’s official website.

“Each of those defenders is good enough but it is also a very new-looking group for such a big game.

“We could go to a back four and there are even left-field options such as asking Dave to play in beside N’Golo Kante. He would, of course, do a sterling job there as he does everywhere. Tackling and closing down certainly wouldn’t be a problem with those two together.”

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