Mauricio Pochettino makes his return to Tottenham next up, with Chelsea facing an in-form Son Heung-min to stop

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed how he is planning for his team to do with in-form Tottenham striker Son Heung-min in their upcoming clash. It comes as the pair are set to reunite four-years after the new Blues coach was managing the forward in north London.

Since then, plenty of time has passed as Pochettino has managed at PSG and then made the shock decision to move back to the Premier League with the Blues. As for Son, his form did impress many under Jose Mourinho, but he faced a tough campaign last time out on top of injury concerns.

The introduction of Ange Postecoglou has certainly shaken things up for Spurs though, with a clear view to playing some exciting and attacking football. Eight wins and two draws from their opening ten games leaves a side that were in transition actually topping the table.

While there have been some big performances across the board, one player that is continually standing out is Son after a change in his role. The forward had been starting on the left to start with, pushing Richarlison up front, but after a couple of games that dynamic was switched.

It’s worked out well for Postecoglou, with the South Korean netting eight goals in 10 games and amongst those leading the goal scoring charts. His penalty box threat has left many questioning exactly how to stop him, with Chelsea the next team that will have to figure that out.

That was something that Pochettino discussed in his pre-match press conference, telling the media: “I’m not going to play centre-back. My centre-back needs to stop him. We know him and he’s a fantastic player, one of the best players in the Premier League. Hope it’s not going to be a good night for him.”

It remains to be seen whether the manager will have the answers to deal with the striker, but plenty of other teams have proven just how tough a task that can prove to be.

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