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CHELSEA VS TOTTENHAM

Published:Friday | April 29, 2016 | 4:00 AM

CHELSEA (4-2-3-1)

BEGOVIC, AZPILICUETA, MIAZGA, IVANOVIC, RAHMAN, MIKEL,

FABREGAS, PEDRO, LOFTUS-CHEEK, OSCAR, PATO

KANE, ERIKSEN, ALLI, LAMELA, DEMBELE, DIER, ROSE,

VERTONGHEN,

ALDERWEIRELD WALKER

LLORIS

SPURS (4-2-3-1)

Tottenham Hotspur could arrive at Chelsea having lost the Barclays Premier League title to rivals Leicester City. If the Foxes win at Manchester United on Sunday, they will have won the Barclays Premier League for the first time and ended the dwindling prospect of Tottenham.

Defeat for Leicester will give Spurs hope, but, having been held to a 1-1 draw by West Bromwich Albion last Monday, they know that defeat at Chelsea - even if Leicester have lost a day earlier - will end their title aspirations.

Spurs are unbeaten in five league games and will now target second spot and finishing above local neighbours and rivals Arsenal.

Tottenham have scored 31 away goals; only Arsenal (32) have netted more goals on the road this season.

Chelsea, meanwhile, have lost two of their last three league games and sit in ninth place. They last finished outside the top six in the 1995-96 season (when they were 11th).

Spurs' hopes of winning are slim; they last won there 26 years ago, in February 1990. Subsequently, Chelsea have won 17 and drawn eight games at home to Spurs in 25 meetings.

Tottenham and Chelsea drew 0-0 at White Hart Lane in November but the Blues won 3-0 in this fixture last season.

Chelsea are again without banned keeper Thibaut Courtois, along with striker Loic Remy and defender Kurt Zouma. And they must test two other centre-backs John Terry and Gary Cahill.

Spurs, meanwhile, have doubts over Eric Dier while Nabil Bentaleb is still absent.