Chelsea v Tottenham Combined XI: Do N’Golo Kante, Dele Alli And Gonzalo Higuain Make The Cut?
Chelsea take on Spurs tonight in a game that could go a long way to deciding both club’s top four chances, with the visitors losing out to Burnley this weekend. Meanwhile, Maurizio Sarri is still in a job despite the debacle at the end of the League Cup final which saw Kepa refuse to come off, he could be dropped for tonight’s game as punishment for his actions.
But which players would get into our combined XI of the two teams? We take a look down below.
GK - K̶e̶p̶a̶ Hugo Lloris
Yeah, Kepa you aren’t making it into this team after this weekend’s antics. World Cup winning goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has made vital saves for Spurs this season and this one is not a difficult decision.
RB - César Azpilicueta
I love Kieran Trippier. He gave me the happiest seconds of my life in the summer of 2018, but like me, he seems to be suffering from a World Cup hangover this season. His performances have dropped slightly this season and whilst Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has not been great this season, he just edges the England man out of this side.
CB - Toby Alderweireld
The Belgian has been rock solid again for Spurs this campaign and alongside his centre-back partner Jan Vertonghen, these two are way ahead of any Chelsea defender. Easy pairing for these two.
CB - Jan Vertonghen
Jan the Man has impressed in defence this season but perhaps his most eye-catching role came as he played at left-wing back, with his performance drawing comparisons to Gareth Bale, of all people. Anyway, he slots in his more natural position.
LB - Danny Rose
Marcos Alonso has been nothing short of woeful this season which leaves this spot unchallenged for Danny Rose. He has edged out Ben Davies this term and deserves his place in this team.
CM - Christian Eriksen
The Dane has been simply superb once again in the league this season with his sumptuous set pieces and wonderful passing range. He has been one of the top players in the division this season and is guaranteed a start in this team.
CM - N’Golo Kante
Yes. I know Maurizio Sarri is playing him slightly out of position and that is incredibly frustrating for the Chelsea fans, but he is still one of the top midfielders in the world. He has even added a few goals to his game, but come on, he should be playing where Jorginho is.
CM - Harry Winks
Winksy!! Winksdog! The Winkster! He has come to the fore in recent months for Spurs and is looking like the real deal in the centre of the park. He’s even edged out team mate Dele Alli in this team due to Alli’s injuries, which will rule him out of tonight’s game.
RW - Hueng-Min Son
Son has been incredible this season and stepped up to the plate in the absence of Harry Kane. He has scored vital goals for Spurs and proved himself to be one of the most versatile and potent attackers in the Premier League.
LW - Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard is still class isn’t he. The Belgian is trying to drag Chelsea through this season but nobody would blame him for jumping ship and joining Real Madrid this summer. Just get out of there, Eden.
ST - Harry Kane
As Bell and Spurling famously sang: ‘Harry Kane reckons all the goals are his, he’s even claimed the hat-trick from 1966’. That has been the case this season once again with the England captain firing in 15 Premier League goals and he is well in the race for the Golden Boot.