Chelsea and Tottenham will meet for the third time in the last month, only this game won’t be in Carabao Cup, but the English Premier League. So far, Chelsea has had more success, but that doesn’t have to mean anything regarding this matchup. We all know that Tottenham can hurt pretty much any team in Europe, even though they have certain struggles. The Blues’ performances have been unconvincing for the last several weeks, and many question whether they can reach at least one trophy this season.
Chelsea (-166) is without a win for the last two events. At first, the UEFA Champions League holders lost in Manchester to City, 1-0, and after that played only 1-1 on the road against Brighton. The Blues took the lead first, but very quickly lost control of the match, allowing the hosts to come back and score. And not only that but to attack for all three points.
That was Chelsea’s third straight contest with under 2.5 goals, and fourth in the previous five with the same efficiency. Over the last ten, seven concluded like that. Five were with only one side scoring.
When analyzing only the home games, Tuchel’s unit didn’t lose since late September, but during this period, they would have lots of draws at Stamford, which is the key for such a big gap between them and the Citizens.
Tottenham (+400) comes into this event following an unreal victory over Leicester on the road, 2-3. The Dutch midfielder, Steven Bergwijn, scored two goals in the stoppage time, less than a minute apart. That was a massive morale boost and an extension of Conte’s unbeatable streak in EPL games. Since he became the Spurs’ manager, they are without a defeat in the Premiership events.
Without Son, Tottenham is less efficient upfront, and a bit slower in transition, but still, they find a way to endanger the rivals and deliver a couple of goals. The focus is on the defenders now, who are more or less successful in fulfilling their assignments.
The match at King Power against the Foxes was the only second in the last eight with three or more scores. Six games in this stretch were with only one side hitting the back of the net.
Mendy is in Cameroon, and he is out. James and Chilwell are also out, only due to injuries. Chalobah and Christensen are doubtful.
Meanwhile, Tottenham can’t count on Romero and Son.
Head to Head
The Spurs haven’t scored a goal against Tottenham this year, and there have already been three direct meetings. The first one at Tottenham Stadium ended with Chelsea’s massive win, 0-3. After that, we saw two legs in the Carabao Cup semis, with the first finishing with the Blues 2-0 win at home, and the other 0-1 also for Tuchel’s unit.
For us, this is the perfect game for both teams to score. There aren’t too many secrets between these two sides, as they met recently. Also, we doubt that all four games in one season between these two squads can end with only one of them delivering.
Pick: Both Teams to Score -110
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