Tottenham Defensive Projections for Sunday
As the front seven has not changed, do not expect changes in the back three for Spurs either.
Left-back – Clement Lenglet
Seemingly recovered from the horror show of Spurs’ first match against Manchester City, Clement Lenglet has been playing well for the last month. Lenglet has been timely with challenges on defense and is strong with the ball at his feet. Still susceptible to quickness, Lenglet is improving in the scheme.
Center-back – Eric Dier
Likely to be tasked with keeping an eye on Kai Havertz – or whoever is playing striker for Chelsea – Eric Dier will have his hands full. Dier was better against the Hammers, avoiding the big mistake, and with another week between games, he should be ready to go.
Right-back – Cristian Romero
Cristian Romero is one of the catalysts of the positive play from Tottenham over the last few weeks. In Romero, Spurs have the kind of defender that opposing players must consider because he can crunch you at any moment. Back to pushing forward at any opportunity, the best of Romero is soon to come.
Goalkeeper – Fraser Forster
After his first start against Leicester following Lloris’s injury Fraster Forster was not a good goalkeeper. However, a few games into his playing time, Forster again looks like a competent shot-stopper. Forster had a few nice saves against West Ham and was unlucky to concede against Milan after making a double, but not triple, save. Forster is not going to be winning man of the match a ton, but if Spurs can limit the opportunities against him, he is good for a few saves.