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Tottenham v Chelsea Combined XI - Blues Dominate As Spurs Stars Miss Out

The Sportsman Picks The Tottenham v Chelsea Combined XI
The Sportsman Picks The Tottenham v Chelsea Combined XI

This weekend's big Premier League game comes from Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening and there is very little to choose between Chelsea and Tottenham as only one point separates the sides in the latest league table ahead of this huge fixture.

We pick our Combined XI from the best of the Tottenham and Chelsea squads in a 4-3-3 formation - what do you make of our picks and who would make your team?

Goalkeeper - Kepa (Chelsea)
This is a difficult call as Hugo Lloris has made some wonderful saves during a difficult season that saw him arrested, and subsequently charged, for drink driving. The Frenchman hasn't been quite himself since winning the World Cup either, so Chelsea's impressive Kepa Arrizabalaga gets the nod between the sticks.

Right-Back - Cesar Azpiliqueta (Chelsea)
Like Lloris, Kieran Trippier hasn't been at his best since the World Cup in Russia and it is Chelsea's Cesar Azpiliqueta who starts at right-back for us. The Spaniard has been an ever-present member of a Chelsea defence that has only conceded eight goals in 12 league outings so far.

Left-Back - Marcos Alonso (Chelsea)
Marcos Alonso has been in superb form for Chelsea so far this term, both in defence and attack. The 27-year-old has scored one goal and laid on five assists during a rip-roaring start to the campaign.

Centre-Back - David Luiz (Chelsea)
We never thought we'd find ourselves writing this, but... David Luiz is our centre-back. The Sideshow Bob-haired defender has been in imperious form, cutting out the errors that made him a laughing stock at one point, and his distribution has been a joy to watch.

Centre-Back - Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham)
Jan Vertonghen keeps on producing the goods for Tottenham and he looks set to make a timely return from injury on Saturday.

The Sportsman's Tottenham v Chelsea Combined XI
The Sportsman's Tottenham v Chelsea Combined XI

Midfielder - Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea)
Our midfield triumvirate has to be the Chelsea trio who have been ripping up trees this season. The Serbian has been an imperious figure during his loan spell from Real Madrid so far.

Midfielder - Jorginho (Chelsea)
Like Kovacic, Jorginho has adapted to Premier League football in impressive fashion. The former Verona and Napoli star has exhibited his wonderful range of passing and no other top-flight player has made as many passes as Jorginho's 1,186.

Midfielder - N'Golo Kante (Chelsea)
There is so much to admire about N'Golo Kante and he is the engine in our midfield.

Attacker - Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
Eden Hazard has recaptured his very best form this term, scoring seven goals and laying on four assists in eleven appearances. Hazard has scored or set up a goal every 71 minutes on average this season!

Attacker - Christian Eriksen (Tottenham)
The Dane has been relatively quiet this season, laying on two assists in nine appearances, and rumours about his future at Tottenham continue to swirl. Eriksen is yet to sign a new contract and there is no doubting his class.

Attacker - Harry Kane (Tottenham)
Alvaro Morata's form this season has been much-improved. However, he still has the nasty habit of missing gilt-edged chances and we prefer to side with proven top-flight scorer, Harry Kane, who has notched six goals during this campaign.

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