Welcome to North London for our live coverage of Tottenham Hotspur against Chelsea in the Premier League.
Worst of rivals in general, the two clubs will unite today to pay tribute to their former star Jimmy Graves, who died this morning at the age of 81.
That’s the decent thing to do, and it should end there.
The Spurs will want a winning performance that would give them the honor of being their record goal scorer, but will face an injury crisis after further turmoil in the Europa Conference League.
Stevenberg Vijen and Lucas Mora were both crippled during Thursday’s draw with Rennes, and are now joined at the treatment table by Song Hyungman and Eric Dyer. Giovanni Lou Celso, Cristian Romero and Devinson Sanchez were in quarantine.
The 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace last weekend dealt a severe blow to the system, but the Nono Esprito Santo team now has a chance to register three home victories to start the season for the first time in 19 years.
Across the capital, Chelsea have continued to grow in strength under Thomas Tachel.
Another clean sheet and the winner of Romelu Lukaku saw Zenit St. Petersburg in the Champions League midweek, and victory this afternoon could take him to the top of the top flight.
Another blues promotion comes with N’Golo Kante’s return to fitness, although Christian Polisic is present.
The kick-off at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is at 4.30pm, and we will make all the preparations for you before the action.