Soccer Preview: Chelsea vs Tottenham
After the broad 3-0 victory over West Ham United at Stamford Bridge last week, Chelsea now stand second in the English Premier League table with six points behind Manchester United and three points ahead of Arsenal. Both teams are surely geared up for this match as Chelsea needs to win this match to compete with the league leaders, Manchester United. While Tottenham need to get three points to compete with Manchester City to be able to qualify for UEFA Champions League next year.
Fernando Torres netted his first goal in Chelsea colors and Carlo Ancelotti will be hoping that Torres, after breaking his goal duck, will be able to score more frequently and display the knack for goals that he did at Liverpool prior to his switch. However the victory came at a cost as Michael Essien injured himself, but the Ghanian may still be able to stage a late recovery and play some part in this game. last weekend So let's take a look at the possible Starting XI for both the sides:
Chelsea Starting XI: Cech (GK); Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole; Essien, Mikel, Lampard, Malouda; Drogba, Torres.
Tottenham Starting XI: Gomes (GK); Kaboul, Gallas, Dawson, Bassong; Lennon, Huddlestone, Sandro, Modric; Van der Vaart; Crouch.