Possible Chelsea Lineup vs Tottenham – Eto’o Up Front

Possible Chelsea Lineup vs Tottenham – Eto’o Up Front

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Chelsea host Tottenham at Stamford Bridge for another anticipated London derby on Saturday in the Premier League.

Formation: 4-2-3-1

This formation will not be changing anytime soon.  All of the players are comfortable with their positions and current formation.

Goalkeeper: Petr Čech

Čech is the obvious choice for any Premier League game.  With the season now a full speed race for the title, manager Jose Mourinho can not spare any points by putting in his second string keeper.

Right Back: Branislav Ivanovic

The Serbian has unofficially secured his position.  After having played many games in the center back position for the Blues, he has found his role as a right back.  His consistency is extremely appealing and rarely makes a mistake at the back.

Center Backs: John Terry and Gary Cahill

Mr. Chelsea and his former Bolton teammate will defend their goal against the Tottenham attack. The two Englishmen coordinate well together and have rarely slipped up while playing side by side. Both are threats on corner kicks.

Left Back: Cesar Azpilicueta

The Spaniard has proven himself on multiple occasions with extremely consistent performances. Definitely the best young player of the squad, he is looking to be an extremely valuable asset for many years to come.

Center Defensive Midfielders: David Luiz and Matic

Both former Benfica men are likely to start this game.  Together they show masterful movement and control in the midfield position.  Luiz can complete astonishing long balls while Matic can control the game with precise short passes.  This duo will be exciting to watch as time goes on.

Left Wing: Eden Hazard

There is no way the Belgian superstar can be left out of any squad.  Thankfully his fitness can keep up with the squads demands for his talents.  He had an excellent game against Fulham last week providing two assists to the hat trick hero Andre Schürrle.  His speed and agility allow him to drift in and out of both wings.

Center Attacking Midfielder: Willian

The Brazilian international is having an exciting first season with Chelsea.  He will most likely start this game having sat out the previous.

Right Wing: Andre Schürrle

If Jose Mourinho was looking for a good reason to start the German, he certainly found one last week.  Having scored all three goals against Fulham he will “Schürrly” be granted the start this game.

Striker: Samuel Eto’o

Having sat out the previous game against Fulham, the Cameroon international is likely to start. Having won Mourinho’s first choice over teammates Torres and Ba, we will see Eto’o back in the starting XI.