Spurs v Chelsea – how to watch, team news, key information
Sat 18 September 2021, 20:00|Tottenham Hotspur
We’ve another big game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday as we take on Chelsea in the Premier League (kick-off 4.30pm UK).
We’ve taken nine points and Chelsea 10 from the opening four rounds of games and after the two clubs drew 2-2 at Stamford Bridge in the pre-season Mind Series last month, it promises to be another hotly-contested clash.
As a reminder, we’ve partnered with Sky to make this fixture the first net zero carbon football game at an elite level. Supported by COP26 and the Premier League, the match is being staged with the ambition of being net zero carbon. This is achieved when all direct emissions are reduced as much as possible, with the remainder offset through natural projects that remove emissions from the atmosphere. The Club, Sky and the UK Government want the game to raise awareness of the threat of climate change and inspire football fans to make simple changes that will help reduce their carbon footprint.
Here’s all the key information you need to know ahead of the action getting underway...
How can I watch the game?
Sunday’s match is being broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event, kick-off 4.30pm UK.
Radio commentary will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live, while our live Match Centre here on tottenhamhotspur.com and the Spurs Official app provides you with minute-by-minute text and audio commentary, goal alerts and stats at your fingertips.
For all the live build-up and reaction from inside the stadium, you can also tune in to N17 Live, our exclusive pre- and post-match show. It’s available to watch for free online, across social media and on the app from 3.45pm UK, with special guests Paul Allen and Michael Dawson.
Alternatively, join our Watchalong on Twitch – head to twitch.tv/tottenhamhotspur from 3.30pm UK to comment on and debate all the action with hosts Rebekah and Matt.
Supporters attending the match can find all the latest travel information here.
Please also read the latest important information on stadium entry requirements here. Remember, supporters are required to prove their fully vaccinated status or a negative test result no more than 48 hours prior to kick-off using their NHS COVID Pass via the NHS App. Supporters unable to provide proof upon request will not be allowed entry to the stadium
If you’re supporting us from overseas, check out the worldwide broadcast listings to see if the match is being shown in your area.
How will the teams line up?
Nuno Espirito Santo could welcome back Davinson Sanchez, Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero, with their period of isolation following this month’s international action due to finish today (Saturday).
Defender Japhet Tanganga is suspended after his red card at Crystal Palace last week, while Heung-Min Son, Eric Dier, Ryan Sessegnon, Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura will all need to be assessed over their recent injury problems.
N'Golo Kante is available for Chelsea following injury but Christian Pulisic is out.
Who is the referee and what colours will the teams be playing in?
Paul Tierney is scheduled to officiate Sunday’s match. Constantine Hatzidakis and Neil Davies will be his assistants with Craig Pawson as the fourth official.
Chris Kavanagh is the VAR, assisted by Sian Massey-Ellis.
We’ll play in our 2021/22 home kit of Lilywhite shirts, navy shorts and navy socks, with our goalkeeper in green.
Chelsea are set to play in blue shirts, blue shorts and white socks, with their keeper in orange.
What about the matchday programme?
Our matchday programme will once again be on sale at the game, priced at the usual £3.50. It’s available from all Tap Inn counters around the stadium and external pods situated at Paxton House, the South Podium, Park Lane Square and Worcester Avenue.
Supporters not attending the match can order a copy online here, for delivery direct to your door.
This weekend’s edition includes an exclusive interview with a resurgent Dele, while Lucas Moura talks us through the stadiums which have helped shape his career to date.
There’s also a catch-up with former defender Stuart Nethercott, plus a look at Ted Harper’s 1929 hat-trick against Chelsea.
What will the weather be like?
Light rain showers are forecast in Tottenham in the latter parts of Sunday afternoon. Temperatures should be around 19 degrees.