Two sides desperate for a top four finish meet on Sunday afternoon as Chelsea welcome Tottenham Hotspur back to Stamford Bridge.
Despite a run of poor form in the Premier League, which has seen the Blues fall thirteen points behind leaders Manchester City, Thomas Tuchel’s men have beaten Spurs twice recently in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. Those results have been in contrast to the Blues league form with just three EPL wins being recorded in their last 10 games. However, Chelsea are favourites to beat Tottenham for a fourth time this season having already recorded a 3-0 league win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium back in September.
Tottenham look to continue their good league form
Since the arrival of former Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, Spurs have enjoyed an unbeaten run in the Premier League, a record that stretches back eight league games. Those results have revived their hopes of a top four finish.
Their home form is amongst the best in the EPL but it’s on the road where they will need to improve to have any chance of securing a place in the Champions League next season. However, they have a poor record at Stamford Bridge.
Recent head-to-head record
It’s fair to say that Chelsea have dominated this fixture in recent times, and they go looking for their fourth win of the season against Spurs. Having already beaten them 3-0 in September thanks to goals from Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, and Antonio Rudiger, the clubs were paired in the Carabao Cup semi-finals earlier this month.
Chelsea won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge with a Kai Havertz and a Ben Davies own goal deciding the tie, before the Blues won the second-leg 1-0 with Rudiger getting his second goal of the campaign against Tottenham to send Chelsea to Wembley.
In fact, you have to go back to 2018 for Spurs last EPL win over Chelsea, winning 3-1 when they were using Wembley as their home ground. Their last win at Stamford Bridge also came in that season thanks to another 3-1 success. But in their last five games in all competitions, Tottenham have failed to beat Chelsea, or even scored against them.
Where could the goals come from?
Since speaking out about not enjoying his time at Chelsea, Belgian forward, Romelu Lukaku, has scored just one goal to make it five for the league season. He has the trust of the fans, players, and management to win back, but on his day, he is a match winner. However, the Blues current top goal scorer for the season, Mason Mount, is enjoying another excellent campaign with seven Premier League goals to his name.
For Tottenham, their resurgence has coincided with Harry Kane getting amongst the goals again with him scoring three of his four EPL goals in Spurs’ last five games.
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