Mauricio Pochettino is set to make an emotional return to his old club, Tottenham, when he takes Chelsea to North London for Monday's big derby clash in the capital.
Pochettino, who was Spurs boss for five-and-a-half years between 2014 and 2019, will hope the Blues can pull off an away win and check Tottenham's rapid progress under their new boss, Ange Postecoglou, in what should be an exciting, closely-fought Premier League encounter.
Tottenham's stunning start to the season under Postecoglou has been well documented, but they might have to settle for a point at home to local rivals Chelsea, for whom Pochettino will be desperate to impress on his return to his former club.
Chelsea have been slowly improving under the Argentine and won two away games on the spin last month against Fulham and Burnley to suggest their large, expensively-assembled squad was beginning to gel.
They were then 2-0 up against Arsenal before drawing 2-2 with the Gunners late on, and there have been plenty of promising signs that Pochettino is beginning to work his magic.
They were surprisingly beaten 2-0 at home by Brentford last weekend but then bounced back with a 2-0 home success over Blackburn in the EFL Cup in midweek, so the Blues should still approach the trip across the capital with confidence.
Spurs are the only remaining unbeaten side in the top flight but have been edging games rather than totally dominating them, beating Luton 1-0, Crystal Palace 2-1 and Fulham 2-0 in recent weeks.
That should give Chelsea hope they can get something from the derby, and apart from last season when they lost 2-0, they have a good recent record away at Spurs, winning the previous four meetings in the top flight without conceding a goal.
Raheem Sterling was one of Chelsea's bright sparks during their difficult start to the season, and then the England forward's form dipped.
However, the former Manchester City star has looked sharper again of late and scored his third league goal of the season in the 4-1 win at Burnley last month, while he was also on target in the victory over Blackburn in the cup in midweek.
Sterling is likely to be one of the visitors' most dangerous weapons on Monday as they look to counter quickly on the break. He can take advantage of the home side's fondness to attack, which should offer him plenty of space in behind.
The 28-year-old is 15/2 to open the scoring on Monday, but the on him finding the back of the net anytime may be the better option.
Sterling has attempted 19 shots in the league so far this season, so he has not been shy when getting opportunities in and around the penalty area, and he had two attempts in last week's defeat to Brentford when he looked among the more likely goalscorers on a disappointing day for the home side.
Tottenham have problems at left-back as both Destiny Udogie and Ben Davies are doubtful due to injury and will be given late fitness tests.
Ivan Perisic, Ryan Sessegnon and Manor Solomon remain on the sidelines for the home side.
Forwards Armando Broja and Mykhailo Mudryk have both made successful returns to training this week and should be fit enough to feature.
However, Chelsea's injury list remains lengthy, with Trevoh Chalobah, Carney Chukwuemeka, Ben Chilwell, Romeo Lavia, Christopher Nkunku and Wesley Fofana all all still unavailable to Pochettino.
No team has scored more Premier League goals away to Spurs than Chelsea, who have hit 51 when visiting their London rivals.
Tottenham have picked up 26 points from their opening 10 league games, which is their best-ever Premier League start and their best start to a top-flight season since their title-winning 1960-61 First Division campaign when they won their first 10.
Tottenham won last season's home game with the Blues 2-0, but Chelsea had won on their four previous away trips to Spurs in the league without conceding a goal.
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