Chelsea vs Tottenham: Lampard names strange line-up to face Spurs

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As predicted by Jose Mourinho, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has gone for the obvious choice of a three at the back system that suited the team against Tottenham back in December.

The Blues boss has also preferred Willy Caballero in goal for the third time running as Kepa Arrizabalaga remains on the bench, and there is a rare start for Marcos Alonso, Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud.

Tammy Abraham and long-term absentee Ruben Loftus-Cheek return are named in the subs.

Chelsea starting XI: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, Barkley, Mount, Giroud.

Subs: Arrizabalaga, Abraham, Willian, Loftus-Cheek, Zouma, Emerson Palmieri, Gilmour.

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Tanganga, Ndombele, Winks, Lo Celso, Davies, Lucas Moura, Bergwijn.

Subs: Lamela, Dier, Sessegnon, Alli, Gazzaniga, Aurier, Fernandes.

Referee: Michael Oliver

Come on you Blues. KTBFFH!

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