Emmanuel Adebayor and Aaron Lennon both sat out of the draw with Stoke through injury and were missed, with the former more likely to return despite remaining doubtful, as Lennon remains sidelined
Ledley King could be given some rest and was replaced late on by Ryan Nelsen on Wednesday, who could start this weekend, with Gallas also fit and available.
Jermain Defoe will hope to get the nod over Louis Saha up front, and if Redknapp opts for two up top van der Vaart may move out to the right wing.
The idea that Di Matteo may have been overly cautious with the likes of Terry and Ivanovic in the game against City may have been in the knowledge that a win over Spurs could prove to be more critical, with Redknapp perhaps treating the injuries to Adebayor and Lennon in the same manner.
Chelsea have never lost a Premier League game at home to Tottenham, winning 13 and drawing 6, though last season's debacle will live long in the memory of the travelling fans after Lampard's strike that didn't cross the line was counted, only for Kalou to net a winner from an offside position.
The home side have won 4 of the last 5 matches in which they have hosted Spurs at Stamford Bridge, and another victory here would see them move to within 2 points of the away side and that final Champions League spot.
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