Do you fancy an early Christmas cracker? Well, this game should have it all when these two giants of English football meet at White Hart Lane on Sunday at 4.30pm.
Spurs were tipped at the start of the season to challenge once again for the top three but they endured a poor opening, which resulted in the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino.
Chelsea, on the other hand, were expected to struggle following their transfer embargo but they have been excellent under the guidance of Frank Lampard, with some very promising young players being blooded.
Since sacking Pochettino, Tottenham turned to Jose Mourinho and the Portuguese’s arrival has coincided with an upturn in form, winning four Premier League games from five.
Chelsea, however, have had a bit of a slump in recent weeks, winning only one game in five but they still sit fourth in the league, a place above Spurs.
This game promises to be a classic as there is a rich history and rivalry between the two teams. It is a match that you most certainly do not want to miss!
Tottenham vs Chelsea Predictions
If this game was played two months ago, Chelsea would most certainly be favourites to win but things have really changed at Spurs since Mourinho’s arrival.
The only defeat Spurs have suffered in five league games was away to Manchester United. Normally, Mourinho’s sides are well drilled and don’t concede many.
However, they have scored 14 in five and had an excellent win at Wolves last weekend. Plenty of players are hitting form, none more so than Dele Alli, who has been revitalised under the new management style of Mourinho.
Chelsea, meanwhile, are enduring their rockiest patch since Lampard took charge in the summer. They have lost four out of their last five games, despite what looked a favourable run of fixtures on paper.
The Blues had a very disappointing 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth last weekend at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea do remain in fourth, three points ahead of Tottenham, but the home side look in good shape and difficult to look past this weekend.
Tottenham vs Chelsea Betting Tips
Tottenham vs Chelsea Head to Head
- Spurs haven’t lost any of their last six home matches
- The two sides have met 60 times since 1993, with Tottenham winning just nine times
- Tammy Abraham has scored 11 times for Chelsea this term, with Harry Kane getting nine for Spurs
Tottenham Team News
Erik Lamela is still on the sidelines with injury and is yet to take part in a training session under Mourinho.
Hugo Lloris is also out long-term with a dislocated shoulder sustained against Brighton and is expected to return in the New Year.
Another who will definitely be missing this game is full-back Ben Davies, who went off injured in the win against West Ham and is set to undergo rehabilitation on his ankle.
However, Spurs could be boosted by the return of Tanguy Ndombele, who has missed the last few games with a groin injury, but he could return against the Blues.
Possible team: Paulo Gazzaniga, Serge Aurier, Davinson Sanchez, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Moussa Sissoko, Eric Dier, Lucas Moura, Dele Alli, Son Heung-Min, Harry Kane.
Chelsea Team News
Lampard doesn’t have any fresh injuries to contend with as his side face a short trip across the capital in a bid to regain their early season form.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Marco Van Ginkel are still on the treatment table with long-term injuries and Olivier Giroud has fallen out of favour.
Ross Barkley is back in full training but wasn’t in the squad for the defeat to Bournemouth last weekend.
However, it is hoped that Fikayo Tomori will return for the crunch clash following a recent hip problem and he is expected to feature.
Possible team: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Cesar Azpilicueta, Fikayo Tomori, Kurt Zouma, Emerson, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mason Mount, Willian, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic.