Brazilian stars prepare for Chelsea - Tottenham clash
Four Brazilians look set to be involved as Chelsea take on Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Saturday in a match offering several storylines for the watching media ranks.
The game does, of course, mark the first occasion that Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas will face-off with his former side since an ill-fated spell as manager at Stamford Bridge last season and he will meet with familiar faces, including former allies David Luiz and Ramires.
Villas-Boas' side have been in fine form recently, rising up the Premier League table, and none more so than defensive-midfielder Sandro, who has quickly struck-up a fine understanding with Belgian Moussa Dembele in the middle of the park.
It will be the Spurs holding duo in midfield who will play a crucial role in the outcome of the game, with Chelsea newboy Oscar the principal attacking threat from the central areas of the Blues midfield. David Luiz should also start in defence for Tottenham, in the absence of the suspended John Terry.
Fellow Brazilians Lucas Piazon and Gomes are not thought to be set for involvement in the Premier League encounter.