How Chelsea could line up against Tottenham with Marc Cucurella set to be handed full debut and Sterling in attack

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CHELSEA summer signing Marc Cucurella could be set to make his full debut against Tottenham on Sunday at Stamford Bridge.

Cucurella, 24, joined the Blues from Brighton earlier this month in a world record £62million deal to add quality at left-back with Marcos Alonso linked with a move to Barcelona.

The Spain international made his debut for his new club last week in the Premier League opener against Everton at Goodison Park and played for 15 minutes.

But this weekend the 24-year-old could start for Thomas Tuchel’s side in Ben Chilwell’s place.

Chilwell started against the Toffees but is still working his way back to full fitness after a long-term knee injury.

Haaland didn’t take long to announce himself on the Premier League stage on his debut last week as he scored both goals in City’s 2-0 win over West Ham. City aren’t expected to be much busier in the final few weeks of the transfer window, but a left-sided defender is still needed.

Zinchenko provided cover for Joao Cancelo down the left wing, but the Ukrainian’s move to Arsenal leaves City light of options down that side. Cucurella appeared at one stage to be on his way to the Etihad, but City were not willing to meet Brighton’s high asking price.

The Spaniard, who is the world’s most expensive left-back, could start as a left wing-back in Tuchel’s signature 3-4-3 formation.

Cucurella may be joined by Edouard Mendy in goal against London rivals Tottenham.

Captain Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva and fellow summer signing Kalidou Koulibaly are likely to team up in defence.

Reece James could cover the right flank with Jorginho and N’Golo Kante teaming up in midfield.

Mason Mount and Kai Havertz are likely to start up front in the wings.

Cucurella’s fellow summer signing Raheem Sterling could spearhead the attack like he did at Everton.

Callum Hudson-Odoi is unlikely to be involved as he nears a move away from Chelsea.

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