Kane returns to bench against Chelsea

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first_imgChelsea Chelsea vs Tottenham team news: Kane miraculously returns to bench as Morata starts for Blues Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 22:03 4/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Harry Kane Tottenham Injury 11032018 Getty Chelsea Tottenham Hotspur Harry Kane Morata Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League The England international has amazingly overcome an ankle injury to return to the bench against the Blues at Stamford Bridge Tottenham striker Harry Kane returns to the bench for the club’s crucial clash with Chelsea on Easter Sunday.The England international has overcome an ankle injury but will not feature from the start against the Blues.Instead, Heung-Min Son will lead the line for Spurs, having scored 18 goals thus far this season in all competitions, including 12 in the Premier League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player He will be supported by Erik Lamela, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen, with January signing Lucas Moura, acquired from PSG, on the bench.Chelsea, meanwhile, start Alvaro Morata up front, the Spain international having broken his goal drought against Leicester City in the FA Cup before the international break.Morata has not played 90 minutes in the Premier League since the club’s 2-1 loss to Manchester United in February and has yet to score a league goal this year, last finding the net against Brighton on Boxing Day.Nevertheless, Antonio Conte has placed his faith in the former Real Madrid forward, at the expense of ex-Arsenal star Olivier Giroud.Elsewhere, Willy Caballero plays in goal after Thibaut Courtois failed to overcome a hamstring injury in time for the derby encounter. The Belgian is not fit enough for the bench, and is left out of the squad altogether.Andreas Christensen, however, returns to the fold after leaving international duty with Denmark early due to a muscular injury.The clash has added importance for the Blues, who are aware that they could slip eight points behind Spurs if Mauricio Pochettino’s side are able to win at Stamford Bridge for the first time in the Premier League era.Chelsea team: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Hazard; Morata. Subs: Eduardo, Cahill, Emerson, Drinkwater, Bakayoko, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud.Spurs team: Lloris; Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Dembele; Lamela, Alli, Eriksen; Son. Subs: Vorm, Aurier, Rose, Wanyama, Sissoko, Lucas, Kane.last_img

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