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Danny Rose, who featured in England's win over Holland was

Danny Rose, who featured in England's win over Holland was

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois could miss out with a hamstring strain, while Andreas Christensen is a doubt because of fatigue.

Should Spurs shake off the absence of the injured Harry Kane to win the game, they could end Chelsea's realistic hopes of a top-four finish.

"With Dele my relationship is always very good, like all the players here in Tottenham", he said.

He scored 18 league goals last season.

Goalkeeper: The Spurs boss used Michel Vorm during the FA Cup win over Swansea before the worldwide break but Hugo Lloris is set for a recall on Sunday.

The former Manchester City stopper has made 10 appearances for Chelsea this term, with just one league game to his name - which only came in January during the 4-0 victory over Brighton.

"The most important thing is to be available but, at the same time, to have the right physical condition to play a good game".

He might have had a poor campaign so far, a point underlined by England manager Gareth Southgate's comments that the young midfielder place in the team is not set in stone, but Dele Alli is a player tailor-made for Premier League action.

Last season's champions Chelsea are fifth in the league table with 56 points, five points behind Spurs as both teams bid to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Chelsea will target Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino in the summer, but only if they beat Spurs in the race to secure a Champions League place.

Antonio Conte accepts Chelsea have some way to go to catch Tottenham ahead of Sunday's crunch Premier League clash.

After back-to-back defeats to Manchester clubs in the league, Chelsea got back to winning ways with a 2-1 home win over Crystal Palace.

The home side will be without centre-back David Luiz and youngster Ethan Ampadu, due to injury.

"I always think the Spurs and Chelsea games when Conte and Pochettino are in charge are always the most intense games in English football because you have two managers who like their teams to play at full throttle from the first whistle".

In the last three seasons, particularly in tandem with his compatriot Jan Vertonghen, Alderweireld has been imperious for Mauricio Pochettino's team.

"This season, probably Manchester City will win the title, but they dropped in the FA Cup". I can not be kind with every single manager.

Dele Alli returned from worldwide duty having collected just a matter of minutes playing time, having picked up a knock in training.

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