In the second round of the Premier League, a top player is scheduled. Defending champion Chelsea will visit the number two of last season Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, August 20 at 5 pm. The opportunity for Tottenham to place Chelsea at six points early in the season.
Top striker Morata
In the first year as trainer of Chelsea, Antonio Conte was immediately successful. He was seven points ahead of Tottenham champion of England. This season the Italian wants to prolong the success and to achieve this, Chelsea pulled the wallet. Real Madrid, the Spanish striker Álvaro Morata for 65 million euros. The 3-5-2 system from trainer Conte seems to be the point. Both over the ground and through the air, he gets a lot of moves from the flanks and he can immediately start firing. He proved this last Saturday, in the 2-3 defeat against Burnley, by heading in a cross.
The defeat against Burnley increased the call for defensive reinforcements. The departure of Nemanja Matic and John Terry was taken care of by defensive midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko from Monaco and Antonio Rüdiger from AS Roma. With only 33 goals against, Chelsea had a good order last year, but the doubts struck after the three goals against last Saturday. The call for Virgel van Dijk is getting louder and louder. The question, however, is whether Chelsea is prepared to put a lot in the pocket again for a defender. Anyway, the Dutchman will not be admirable against Tottenham and the new purchases will once again have the chance to prove themselves.
The team with the least goals against last season (26) was Tottenham. The technical staff is very satisfied with the selection and has not yet touched this transfer period. The Spurs sold defender Kyle Walker for 51 million to Manchester City and kept the selection intact. That means that the so-called midfield has been preserved. Eric Dier, Christian Eriksen, Mousa Dembélé and Dele Ali remain loyal to the club for the time being and can build on the successes of last year. In addition, trainer Mauricio Pochettino has a world-class striker with Harry Kane. Tottenham's selection is a tight collective without arrogant players. With this attitude and technical football, Tottenham must be able to give Chelsea the second sledgehammer in the still young season.
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