Italian’s side suffered a shock opening day defeat to Burnley and now travel to face their rivals in Wembley
But the former defender has warned boss Antonio Conte that his depleted squad could see their poor start turn into a nightmare if they don’t get a result at Wembley on Sunday.
The Blues are light on midfielders after Cesc Fabregas was sent off against Burnley
Former Chelsea star has warned Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte will be determined to get his first win of the season at Wembley
Fabregas, 30, will miss the club’s clash with Spurs, serving a one-match ban after his red card in their shock 3-2 loss to Burnley on the opening day.
The ban sees Conte desperately short of midfield options, having seen Nemanja Matic join rivals Manchester United earlier this summer for £40m.
The club also allowed midfielders Nathaniel Chalobah to leave for Watford for £6m and Ruben Loftus-Cheek go out on loan to Crystal Palace.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Cundy, 47, said: “Chelsea are desperate in the middle of the park with Fabregas missing.
“On a pitch like Wembley though, where it is a big pitch, it might actually have done Chelsea half a favour.
“What he does have is a brilliant passing mind, and he rarely gives possession away. He’s always looking to counter attack and always looking to get the ball over the top.
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Jason Cundy played for Chelsea from 1988-1992
Nemanja Matic joined Manchester United for £40million
“But at least now with him missing it’s forcing them to have someone in there who is slightly more defensively minded.”
Conte is under immense pressure to turn Chelsea’s fortunes around this weekend after a summer dominated by his dispute with Diego Costa and his transfer demands, despite spending over £140m so far.
Diego Costa trains in Chelsea shorts after blasting the club for their treatment
Cundy feels Chelsea need to make at least “two signings” before the summer transfer window closes on August 31
He added: “Sandro has been linked, Danny Rose has been linked, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been linked, so clearly midfield is the area to strengthen.
“Im a bit surprised that we’ve gone into this season so light in the middle of the park and against Spurs at the weekend it may really haunt us.”
Jason Cundy also played for Tottenham from 1992 to 1996
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