London derby: Chelsea and Tottenham clash at the capital

Gladys Abbott
August 20, 2017

They lost twice there in last season's Champions League group phase, to Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen, and have been beaten in three FA Cup semi-finals, including last season's 4-2 defeat by Chelsea.

"The only thing I can promise is work, work, work and that I will try to do my best to improve the club". Last season we did a fantastic job because there wasn't this foundation or basis.

But the 28-year-old could expect to double that amount at Stamford Bridge, it is claimed.

"All of a sudden there's a lot coming out of Chelsea that wasn't there previous year so Tottenham need to make it count and put the Wembley talk to bed".

That's according to Graham Souness at least, who thinks that it will be hard for Morata to fit in straight away in the Premier League, and that he might take some time to adjust to the pace and physicality of it - compared to Serie A and La Liga, both of which he has of course played in before. This will be a huge problem for Antonio Conte, who has previously complained about the size of his squad being too small.

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Tottenham's first Premier League game of the season at Wembley is against London rivals Chelsea on Sunday.

Tottenham dominated for large spells after the first goal and Thibaut Courtois was the busier keeper, denying Harry Kane and Ben Davies during a spell of sustained first-half pressure.

At his press conference on Friday, Mourinho conceded he may not get a fourth signing before the transfer deadline on August 31.

"How much money we paid for Morata?" He should start in this game and will be raring to show that he's the real deal, but he will be coming up against the best defence in the league for the past two seasons and this will be one of the biggest and sternest tests he will face in the Premier League.

Antonio Conte's side suffered a shock 3-2 defeat at home to Burnley on the opening weekend of the season and will be without several key players for the trip to Wembley, live on Sky Sports Premier League. Spurs are well known for their high-pressing style, with the likes of Alli, Eriksen and Son all dropping back and working hard to win possession when they are without the ball. "There is not a relation to see him start a game".

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