Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur team news: Didier Drogba starts for Chelsea, Erik Lamela comes in for Roberto Soldado

The match kicks off at 7.45pm

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Despite scoring his first Premier League goal this season against Everton on Sunday, Roberto Soldado has failed to keep his place in the Tottenham starting XI for tonight's match against Chelsea, with Erik Lamela his replacement.

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Chelsea also make one change, Didier Drogba coming in for the suspended Diego Costa.

Drogba has scored three goals and assisted four more in his last eight Premier League games against Tottenham, so will be facing one of his favourite opponents.

Tottenham, of course, have not won at Chelsea in 27 games, stretching back to 1990.

Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Drogba.

Tottenham: Lloris, Chiriches, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies, Bentaleb, Mason, Lennon, Eriksen, Lamela, Kane.