Marcos Alonso, Mason Mount and Timo Werner have all kept their places in the Chelsea side to take on Tottenham Hotspur. N’Golo Kante is, however, only on the substitutes’ bench.
The Blues make the short trip to north London looking to build on their first win under Tuchel, which came against Burnley on Sunday.
Changes to the Chelsea starting XI were inevitable, it’s what Tuchel does. But the German coach has kept the 3-4-3 shape that has been deployed in his first two matches at the helm.
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Edouard Mendy has maintained his place in goal. The Senegal international is very much Tuchel’s first-choice stopper having now started all three games since the 47-year-old took charge.
Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger make up the three-man defence as expected. Kurt Zouma, who suffered a knock in training yesterday, is not included in the squad.
Reece James starts for the first time under Tuchel and will occupy the right wing-back role.
On the left is Marcos Alonso. The Spaniard returned to the Blues side after four months out at the weekend and was on the scoresheet.
The big call is in midfield with Kante only included on the bench. The Frenchman hasn’t featured since the defeat to Manchester City at the start of last month.
Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic are once again trusted, although their defensive acumen will very much be tested by Spurs.
Mason Mount retains his spot as one of the three attackers and will line-up alongside Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The 20-year-old has impressed as a wing-back under Tuchel but has been moved into a more advanced role this evening.
Tuchel has opted to name Timo Werner as the lone frontman, a bold call given the German has netted just once in his last 17 games for the Blues.
Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger; James,…