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Combined XI: Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur (1)

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One of the most eagerly anticipated fixtures happens tomorrow when Chelsea make the short trip across London to take on Tottenham Hotspurs.

The big talking point is the rivalry of the two managers.

Jose Mourinho, back at Chelsea for a second stint, is preparing to face Spurs manager and also former Blues gaffer Andre Villas-Boas.

The pair worked together at Stamford Bridge, Porto and Inter Milan before the relationship turned sour when AVB asked fellow Portuguese for a more senior role. 

As a manager Villas-Boas took a similar path as his old boss, by steering Porto to glory before being snapped up at Chelsea, although the 35-year-old couldn't enjoy the same success and was sacked.

Now at White Hart Lane, AVB finally has the chance to show the Premier League what he is all about.

The sale of Gareth Bale has freed up funds for AVB to stamp his own authority on a side.

The transfers of the likes of Christian Eriksen, Roberto Soldado, Paulinho and Erik Lamela have led to excitement in north London that they can finally challenge for higher honours.

Chelsea meanwhile have strengthened yet again and completed the impressive coup of Willian from under the noses of Spurs.

But what would a combined XI look like, I take a look.

If you don't agree with the line-up (or if you do post at the bottom who should replace who, and why....

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