Tottenham have some injury concerns for this Sunday’s game against us, but one star who will be fit to play is Harry Kane.
The striker will be ready, and Chelsea know just how dangerous he is. Thomas Tuchel was asked in his press conference this afternoon about how he was going to stop the striker, and as always he gave an interesting answer with more detail than you might have expected:
“We need to focus on how to defend, where to close him down, maybe close the deliveries down – because once he has the ball he’s one of the most dangerous guys in the world to finish attacks,” the Chelsea boss explained in quotes picked up by Football.London.
If Son Heung Min doesn’t play, cutting off that supply will be a lot easier. But there’s plenty of pace and trickery around Kane in the form of Bryan Gil or Lucas Moura regardless, so Tuchel will have to make sure his men are well drilled for any circumstances.
Chelsea have shown themselves capable of dominating the ball in games, while Tottenham are happy to play on the counter. This game may well develop into a game of cat and mouse as we try to keep Spurs deep, while they look to get Harry Kane in space near the box.