Tottenham vs Chelsea
Tuchel has had time now to take a look at his squad and following a more experienced team in his first game against Wolves, followed by some changes against Burnley, he should have a better idea of the make up of his first-choice options.
Marcos Alonso certainly boosted his chances last time out, but with goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and centre-back trio Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger starting both games, there appears a solid foundation for another clean sheet.
Four of the last five head-to-heads in all competitions have seen fewer than three goals, with the exception breaching that threshold with an 89th-minute strike.
Both encounters this season in the League Cup and the reverse fixture ended in stalemates, and despite home advantage it’s rather fanciful to expect Mourinho to unleash an attacking team here.
Each of Chelsea’s past four league outings have seen fewer than three goals now, while that’s also been the case in nine of Tottenham’s last 13 in this competition since early November.
Mourinho first and foremost needs to stop the rot and is the type to accept a point in these games, while Tuchel will likely be satisfied with another clean sheet as he seeks to drag Chelsea back towards the top four.
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