The Premier League action will continue once again on Sunday, August 14, as the second gameweek is set to be on display. London giants Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur will face off for the first time in the new season on Sunday evening. Both teams have strengthened accordingly in the summer transfer window and it remains to be seen who comes on top.

Both teams are coming on the back of wins against Everton and Southampton respectively and will be focusing on building on their prior wins on Sunday at Stamford Bridge.

This is the first season for Chelsea under the new ownership of Todd Boehly, who took over from Roman Abramovich, who was sanctioned by the UK government as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Since then, the Blues have had multiple first-team regulars such as Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Timo Werner, leave. They have also signed Marc Cucurella, Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly in the summer.

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On the other hand, Antonio Conte has been a revelation at Tottenham and the club is being regarded as equal to Manchester City and Liverpool this season. The Italian tactician has put together a squad with an impressive forward line consisting of Harry Kane, Heung Min Son, Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison. Their attacking prowess was on display when they defeated Southampton 4-1 at the opening weekend.

However, Spurs have not won against Chelsea in the Premier League since 2018 and Conte will look to break the streak.

Team News:

Cucurella is expected to be given his first start in the Premier League as Ben Chilwell is doubtful to be back in the starting lineup. Armando Broja is also likely to replace Kai Havertz in the attack while the midfield pivot of Jorginho and N’Golo Kante might also be replaced.

New signing Koulibaly was substituted after suffering a cramp against Everton, however, the defender is expected to start against Spurs. Meanwhile, Mateo Kovacic is out of the clash with an injured knee.

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On the other hand, Spurs are expected to start the same lineup that defeated Southampton 4-1 the previous weekend. New signing Richarlison has also completed serving his suspension and is expected to get some minutes in the match.

Oliver Skipp is out of the game after suffering a hairline fracture on his heel. Meanwhile, Clement Lenglet remains doubtful with a knock.

Probable lineups:

Chelsea XI: Mendy (GK), Azpilicueta, Silva, Koulibaly, James, Gallagher, Kante, Cucurella, Sterling, Mount, Broja

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris (GK), Romero, Dier, Davies, Emerson, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sessegnon, Kulusevski, Kane, Son