Expected line-ups: Tottenham star set to return and Lampard makes changes

Tottenham will take on Chelsea this afternoon in a vital game in a battle for the top four.

There is no love lost between these two old rivals – and spice is added to the occasion by Chelsea manager Frank Lampard coming up against his former Blues boss Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho could again be without Tanguy Ndombele, who has missed three matches because of a groin injury.

There is likely to be at least one change in midfield though, with Christian Eriksen in line for a recall. Harry Winks is also among those hoping to return to the Spurs starting line-up.

Lampard has defender Fikayo Tomori available again after a hip injury but is likely to stick with Kurt Zouma alongside Antonio Rudiger at the centre of the Blues defence.

Lampard faces a key decision at right-back, where he may well opt for Reece James and move Cesar Azpilicueta over to left-back in place of Emerson Palmieri.

And in midfield, Lampard will surely restore Mateo Kovacic, having dropped him to the bench for the recent defeat against Bournemouth.

Expected line-ups

Tottenham: Gazziniga, Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sissoko, Dier, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane.

Chelsea: Kepa, James, Rudiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kovacic, Kante, Pulisic, Willian, Abraham.




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