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"But my focus is to manage Tottenham and win games with Tottenham".

With Chelsea getting knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona in the round of 16, their only hopes of qualifying for next season's competition is if they make the top four. Sunday's visit of fourth-place Tottenham to Stamford Bridge could prove pivotal in the Blues attempts at sealing a Champions League spot.

Tottenham are once again expected to be without midfielder Harry Winks through injury. In the previous meeting of the two clubs this season, the current champions did take the three points thanks to two goals from Marcos Alonso.

"They want their players to play".

Which channel will air the Premier League match between Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur? A key to that run has been their attacking threat, as they have scored two or more goals in four of those six unbeaten games. The Brazilian global has struggled to break into the first-team since Antonio Conte was appointed, but he is now emerging as one of the most important players at the club. "I am not going to change the system because Toby needs games for the World Cup". "He maybe needs to play more because he was out of the France squad".

The home side will be without centre-back David Luiz and youngster Ethan Ampadu, due to injury.

The precedent of Kyle Walker, who said around this time a year ago that he would seek a summer move, disrupting the dressing room at a key stage of the season, is one the club are desperate to avoid.

Thibaut Courtois and Andreas Christensen are both facing late fitness tests to be passed fit for this weekend after suffering knocks during the global break.

But despite pictures appearing to show his ankle bent at an horrendous angle, Kane somehow escaped ligament damage and was able to recover over the course of the worldwide break. Every day he is improving, ' he said.

But Chelsea have not reached top gear for a few weeks now and it's a lot to ask for them to turn it on against opponents who haven't lost a domestic game since December.

Missing out on the top four would nearly certainly seal Chelsea manager Antonio Conte's fate with speculation already rife over the Italian's future and who trigger-happy owner Roman Abramovich could look to as his successor.


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