COMMENT by Amir Mir
Tottenham travel to Stamford Bridge to take on London rivals Chelsea on Saturday evening in what is expected to be a mouthwatering showdown.
Antonio Conte’s side top the Premier League table with 28 points from 12 games, while Spurs, who are fifth with 25 points, are the only unbeaten team in the league.
Here, Football Insider looks at the three players that will be key for Mauricio Pochettino’s team, if they are to pick up all three points.
The England international has scored four goals in his last three games following his return from injury. Those goals have come against London opposition in Arsenal and West Ham as well as Monaco in the Champions League in midweek.
Now, Kane will be hoping to unlock a Chelsea defence that has not conceded a goal in their last six Premier League fixtures.
As proven in Spurs’ 3-2 win against the Hammers, Kane can inspire his side to victory at any moment and his battle against the Chelsea backline will be key as to who picks up the win.
On his day, the Belgium international can use his pace and strength to cause any team in Europe major problems.
Midfielder Dembele will need to help out his defence and stop the likes of Eden Hazard and Diego Costa from causing havoc in their area.
Additionally, he will need to use his ability on the ball to drive through the midfield and produce a moment of magic that can inspire the north London club to three points.
Right-back Walker will need to be on his game at the weekend as he comes up against the in-form Hazard.
The 26-year-old has been ever-present in the league for Spurs this season and if he can stop the Belgium winger then it will increase his side’s chances of maintaining their unbeaten record.
Walker has the pace to keep up with the 25-year-old, but he will need to be wary of his movement off the ball and quick feet on the ball.
In other Tottenham team news, Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has stated whether Spurs will be in the title race this season.