Trying to see things through Harry's eyes is difficult especially after last week where he baffled most fans, but unless he is a very stubborn man, which he well might be, we won't see Keane starting on the left for a while. Not now we've got Kranjcar to fill in while Modric recovers anyway. However since Keane is undroppable then it looks like him and Defoe up front.
Midfield is more interesting: Lennon and Palacios obviously; Jenas for Huddlestone probably but I thought that they played quite well together last week and would like to see them both start, with Kranjcar to come on if we need more width and if Huddlestone fades. There was no sign of Dos Santos but I expect to see him on the bench and he and Pavlyuchenko might just get a run out.
It might well be a close game and in all honesty we are probably only playing for a point against a strong and effective Chelsea side with home advantage. If we lose it then we have still made an excellent start. Averaging 2 points per game is top six form at least and we have a run of 4 winnable games to follow before we play Arsenal.
What I am edging towards advocating is for Harry to have a go and try something bold and attacking instead of 'parking the bus' and going down perhaps to a late goal. Lennon on the left, Dos Santos or Bentley on the right interchanging positions and playing the ball on the floor.
The stumbling block is Keane whose presence prevents us starting with Pavlyuchenko and Defoe or experimenting with Dos Santos. I certainly wouldn't criticise Harry if he tries something imaginative and he has enough credit in the bank with Spur's fans to give it a go. Not that he cares much what we think anyway if he's got any sense. Pavlyuchenko is a mobile player with a strong shot who has shown signs on his few appearances of having some rapport with Defoe.
For morale reasons Harry won't want to lose two in a row but going at them with flair and skill will confirm our credentials as contenders, even if we lose, and might give us a lift anyway. Playing Kranjcar who has a reputation as a skilful play maker might be enough to provide some creativity and then it could well be Huddlestone who loses out. Packing the midfield and trying to nick it might be the sensible way to play but its not a strategy that's certain to work and attack might be a better form of defence.
At the back I expect to see Gomes return, Cudocini made some good saves last week but Gomes just might have done better with the goals. If King is fit then the back four picks itself; if not then Corluka will partner Bassong and Hutton will come in. I think it would be fatal to play too high a line with the pace and power of Anelka and Drogba.
So an intriguing fixture at a moment when our good start has taken some of the pressure off and this is one where we can shrug off a loss. Its the games against the bottom half teams that are crucial. Chelsea away is not one of our 'must win' games. Do I think we could win it? Yes. Do I want us to win it? Yes. I just think that we are more likely to win if we go for the win. We'll see if Harry agrees on Sunday and I for one won't be on his back if we lose it trying to win.