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Chelsea: Potential line-up v Tottenham

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Jose Mourinho takes his Chelsea side to White Hart Lane on Saturday lunchtime for a crunch Premier League clash against Tottenham.

With Chelsea only taking 10 league points from a possible 15 since Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge in the summer - and with Tottenham currently two points and places higher in the table - this is a match that the Blues can ill-afford to lose.

A draw wouldn't be a bad result, but there's pride at stake for Mourinho, who will attempt to get one over on another former colleague-turned-enemy in the form of Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas.

The Blues have won their two most recent fixtures after losing their previous three, so how will Mourinho line up against Spurs this weekend?

Goalkeeper: Petr Cech

One of the first names on the teamsheet. Cech is a nailed-on starter.

Right-back: Branislav Ivanovic

Cesar Azpilicueta played reasonably well in midweek, but Mourinho will stick with the Serbia international.

Centre-back: John Terry

John Terry was brought on as a second-half sub against Swindon Town, but the captain has a big role to play for the Blues this weekend.

Centre-back: Gary Cahill

Gary Cahill will continue to partner Terry ahead of David Luiz.

Left-back: Ashley Cole

Ashley Cole had a well-deserved break on Tuesday night. He will have a important role to play against, potentially, Erik Lamela.

Right-wing: Andre Schurrle

Schurrle has yet to light up the Premier League but he will give added protection to Ivanovic on that right flank.

Central-midfielder: Frank Lampard

With Ramires a doubt, expect Chelsea's all-time top scorer to slot into central midfield.

Central-midfielder: John Obi Mikel

Scored his first league goal for Chelsea last weekend. Can he make it two in two at White Hart Lane?

Left-wing: Eden Hazard

Chelsea are waiting for Hazard to burst into life this season. Saturday's game will be the perfect opportunity for him to do so.

Attacking-midfielder: Oscar

Sorry Juan Mata, but Oscar will almost certainly retain his place as the Blues' playmaker.

Striker: Fernando Torres

Torres looked sharp against Swindon and currently looks like Chelsea's most dangerous striker. Expect Samuel Eto'o to make way.

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