Tottenham can't be lulled into complacency against Chelsea

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Chelsea are looking to avoid becoming the first reigning champions to lose their opening two matches of the following PL season.

The newspaper reports that sources close to the Belgian confirmed that negotiations concerning a new deal at the club have failed to progress with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy unwilling to increase the player's salary.

The north Londoners endured a hard time at Wembley during their Champions League campaign last season so Mauricio Pochettino knows it's important to get off to a positive start tomorrow. But it was not until Spurs grew into the game that they took the lead, Alonso pasting a brilliant free-kick past Hugo Lloris from 25 yards.

TOTTENHAM'S TERRIBLE FORM at Wembley Stadium continued on Sunday evening as two goals, including a dramatic late victor, from Spaniard Marcos Alonso earned Chelsea their first win of the new season.

Antonio Conte has denied silly claims that wearing a tracksuit for Chelsea's opening game of the season was a message to his bosses.

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"I think that I must have a good mood". As expected, Spurs remain without injured trio Danny Rose (knee), Erik Lamela (hip) and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (foot).

These two sides last met at Wembley. Alvaro Morata is likely to start for the first time as well after coming off the bench (and bagging a goal) last week. We need time to work, to improve.

Chelsea came into this match with a depleted squad and talk of an early-season crisis.

"Obviously we were disappointed with the FA Cup semi-final against them at Wembley, it was another cracking game, a real battle and we played very well on the day but Chelsea just had the edge". He also ruled out Pedro Rodriguez, Eden Hazard and Timeou Bakayoko from the game.

Aside from laughing off questions regarding the ongoing Diego Costa saga, Antonio Conte made the usual calls for focus and work from his team in order to get this season back on track. Chelsea won the game at Stamford Bridge 2-1, while Spurs won 2-0 at White Hart Lane with Alli scoring both of the goals.

As mentioned above, Fabregas and Cahill are out due to suspension.

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