This weekend’s huge Premier League clash sees Chelsea welcome London rivals Tottenham to Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
The Blues head into the game in excellent form as they’re unbeaten in their last 13 games in all competitions and extended their winning run to 6 matches with a 2-1 victory over Rennes on Tuesday night.
The win in France booked Chelsea’s place in the knockout stages of the Champions League but the focus is now on domestic matters as Frank Lampard’s side look to make an early statement in the title race.
Chelsea currently sit third in the Premier League table – just two points behind joint leaders Tottenham and Liverpool – so they’ll want to leapfrog their rivals with a win on home soil on Sunday afternoon.
However, that’s easier said than done as Chelsea will be up against an in-form Spurs side who have enjoyed an excellent start to the new season and Jose Mourinho won’t be giving anything away against his former side.
Those who want to bet on sports can back Chelsea as the narrow 21/20 favourites to win the game while Tottenham are 5/1 to collect all three points. Many pundits feel the draw is the most likely result and that’s available at 12/5.
If there is to be a winner we think Chelsea might just edge it but we’re going to sit on the fence and back a 2-2 draw at 10/1. Timo Werner is always a goal threat and he looks good value to open the scoring at odds of 4/1.
For those who want a riskier bet, we can back Werner to open the scoring in a 2-2 draw at odds of 70/1 – which seems like a terrific bet to us.
Chelsea have no new injury concerns to worry about so Lampard has virtually a full strength squad to choose from. The only absentee could be Christian Pulisic as the attacker remains a doubt with a thigh injury that’s troubled him in recent weeks.
Lampard might look to freshen things up with N’KoloKante, Kai Havertz, Reece James and Hakim Ziyech all expected to be recalled after being rested for the win at Rennes in midweek.
Tottenham will be without Toby Alderweireld after the Belgian international picked up a groin injury last weekend while Erik Lamela is a major doubt with a calf problem.
JaphetTanganga will face a late fitness test on a thigh injury but Harry Winks is expected to return from a minor knock while Matt Doherty should return at right-back.
Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham: The Blues are in excellent form and will be confident of getting a positive result on home soil as they look to continue their unbeaten run. However, Spurs are also on a good run of results and Mourinho won’t want to lose to his old side so we can see them getting a point. This has the potential to be a cracker and our prediction is an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Bridge.
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