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There are debutants in both sides! Reguilon makes his bow for Spurs, who make nine changes and alter the formation from the Newcastle draw. New goalkeeper Mendy comes in among eight Chelsea changes, with Chilwell starting for the first time. These remain two strong line-ups as well as two strong benches.

Subs: Kepa Arrizabalaga, N’Golo Kante, Ross Barkley, Tammy Abraham, Reece James, Kai Havertz, Emerson.

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Edouard Mendy; Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Fikayo Tomori, Ben Chilwell; Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic; Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount, Timo Werner; Olivier Giroud.

Subs: Joe Hart, Matt Doherty, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Davinson Sanchez, Harry Kane, Lucas Moura, Ben Davies.

Tottenham (3-5-2): Hugo Lloris; Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier, Japhet Tanganga; Serge Aurier, Gedson Fernandes, Tanguy Ndombele, Moussa Sissoko, Sergio Reguilon; Steven Bergwijn, Erik Lamela.

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Tottenham were given a bye through the previous round after Leyton Orient failed to fulfil the fixture due to positive coronavirus tests, although their schedule remains manic, with Maccabi Haifa visiting Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for a Europa League play-off in just two days’ time. Meanwhile, Chelsea thrashed Barnsley 6-0 last week to set up this tie.

The two London rivals endured contrasting fortunes at the weekend, yet both came away from matchweek three of the Premier League with just a point. Spurs dominated Newcastle United but saw a controversial late penalty award go against them, while Chelsea battled back from 3-0 down at West Brom to earn a draw. Attention now turns to the cup and this fourth-round tie.

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