Chelsea club captain Cesar Azpilicueta has admitted that his side face a tough match against Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow afternoon.
The Spanish international acknowledged how proactive Tottenham have been in the summer transfer window, having brought in six new faces to date to add further depth to Antonio Conte’s side.
Azpilicueta has highlighted the attacking threat at the north Londoners possess in Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min and Dejan Kulusevski who will be looking to avenge Tottenham’s poor record at Stamford Bridge.
The 32-year-old played under Conte during their time together at Chelsea where they won the Premier League and FA Cup knows fully well about how Conte prepares his side for matches.
Speaking on the Sky Sports Football podcast, he said: “When you play against Tottenham, you want to win. We know it is going to be tough. They have got all their transfers done early before pre-season. We know Antonio very well, how he prepares. We have to be ready.”
“They [Kane, Kulusevski, Son] are quality players, the numbers are there, they score goals and create chances. They work well together, they are organised, they are try to exploit the strengths of their team”
Spurs will be looking to build on their performance against Southampton in the 4-1 win on the opening Premier League matchday of the season and make a statement by beating fellow contenders Chelsea tomorrow.
Tottenham have typically headed to Stamford Bridge in the past knowing they are second best, however under Conte, Spurs go there tomorrow believing they are good enough to take all three points.