Chelsea will be looking to maintain their unbeaten start to life under head coach Thomas Tuchel when they face Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday evening.
The Blues, who are unbeaten in their last four Premier League encounters with Spurs, sealed their first victory of the Tuchel era on Sunday, defeating Burnley 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso got themselves on the scoresheet either side of the half time interval to secure Tuchel his first win in charge, just four days on from the German’s first game in charge against Wolverhampton Wanderers, which ended goalless.
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With the former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain chief having taken four points from his first two games in charge, he will be looking to increase that tally to seven and record another three-point haul in his first away game at the helm.
With respect to both Wolves and Burnley, the trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will represent Tuchel with his biggest challenge yet, despite Jose Mourinho’s side having lost their last two games.
Although Chelsea will fancy their chances of taking full advantage of Spurs’ recent troubles, Tuchel will know just how big a test his players will be in for. With that in mind, the German was working his players through their paces at the club’s Cobham training ground on Wednesday morning.
But what did we learn from the session? Here, football.london has picked out four things we spotted ahead of Thursday evening’s London derby.
Kante targets starting berth
After making the substitutes bench against Burnley, following a spell on the sidelines through injury, defensive-midfielder N’Golo Kante will be hoping to return to the starting line-up against Spurs.
Although the Frenchman was named on the bench against…