Tottenham must beat Chelsea today to stay in the English Premier League title race and here are the starting line-ups for both teams for the game.
Spurs, who will the title if they fail to be the defending champions, have made one change from the last outing with Heung-Min Son coming into the starting XI for Dele Alli, who is suspended for the rest of the season.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino revealed that he decided to go with Son in midfield ahead of the rest of the available options because he has speed.
“He is a very fast player and he has been training very well in the last few weeks,” Pochettino told Sky Sports.
“We have different option. Why not Son?”
Pochettino has acknowledged that this is a game his team must win.
“It’s a game we must win, this is true, we want to be alive in the title race. There is no other option,” he said.
“We need to play our game. We know it’s very important.”
Meanwhile, star playmaker Eden Hazard is only on the bench today for Chelsea, with manager Guus Hiddink making two changes to his setup.
Captain and leading defender John Terry returns in place of Baba and he will play alongside Gary Cahill, who is also fit again.
Terry, who is well set to leave the club at the end of the season, missed 10 of the last 12 games because of injuries.
Meanwhile, Branislav Ivanovic is back to his full-back duties, while holding player John Obi Mikel has moved back into midfield.
Heading into this game Spurs know that they must do something they have not done in almost 30 years, which is t0 beat Chelsea at home.
Tottenham has not won at Stamford Bridge since 1990, BBC Sports is reporting, but Pochettino is confident those stats will change in his team’s favour at the end of the night.
So many people have been pulling for Leicester City to win the title this season, with even former England international, Spurs and Foxes forward Gary Lineker ready to celebrate.
He tweeted: “Never thought I’d not want Spurs to beat Chelsea. Feel like I’m being unfaithful in a way, but this will never, ever happen again.
Never thought I’d not want Spurs to beat Chelsea. Feel like I’m being unfaithful in a way, but this will never, ever happen again.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 2, 2016
Chelsea XI: Begovic; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Pedro, Diego Costa. Subs: Baba, Oscar, Hazard, Traore, Kenedy, Amelia, Loftus-Cheek.
Tottenham XI: Lloris (c), Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Dembele; Lamela, Eriksen, Son, Kane. Subs: Mason, Vorm, N’Jie, Chadli, Wimmer, Carroll, Davies.