Thomas Tuchel has discussed his expectations as Chelsea face Tottenham Hotspur in a London derby in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Blues go into the game off the back of a 3-0 victory against Aston Villa in the Premier League whilst Tottenham suffered defeat by the same scoreline to Crystal Palace.
Speaking ahead of the London derby, Tuchel revealed what he expects from his opponents.
There are rumours surrounding Spurs' selection as Son Heung-Min and Steven Bergwijn face late tests for their availability.
Speaking on the injuries, Tuchel said: "It is always a good time to play Tottenham because it’s a big match and a big rivalry so it’s one of the matches you want to play so it is always a good time."
Tuchel continued to discuss the strength of the Blues' opponents and how the match will not be easy despite Spurs' recent loss.
" I don’t think it is a good time because of manager in, manager out - players in, players out," he said. "You never know the effect of it. They have a new manager who brings new energy, they had a fantastic start against Manchester City at home and they create an atmosphere in the stadium to beat Man City.
"They played relentless, hard working. We expect them to do the same against us and expect a tough opponent and exciting match here in london. We are happy to be part of it. I find us competitive, I trust in us and I think we need to be on our top level to have a chance to win the game."
The Blues travel across London to face Nuno Espirito Santos' side and will be looking for a repeat of last season, where they won.
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