Chelsea predicted XI to face Tottenham: The real test for Thomas Tuchel

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Thomas Tuchel and Thiago Silva, Chelsea (Photo by RICHARD HEATHCOTE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Chelsea will come up against Tottenham Hotspur away from home on Thursday evening. This fixture is always important and it has seen many great battles over the year, but this time it has an added element. It’s Tuchel’s first taste of London derbies and who better to show him the way than Jose Mourinho?

Here’s how Thomas Tuchel should lineup his side to face Tottenham…

Chelsea’s goalkeeper Edouard Mendy

Not really a surprise here. Edouard Meny is Mr Reliable when it comes to big matches so he will start again in this one. Mendy’s acrobatic style of play will serve him well as he aims to keep out the likes of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min, who thrive on occasions such as this.