Two London clubs will face-off this weekend as the English Premier League enters the gameweek five. It’s a tie of two teams with contrasting performances so far.
The hosts, Spurs, after winning their first three matches of the season, were dismal against Crystal Palace last weekend, conceding for the first time this season and recorded their first loss of the season.
And their outing against Rennes in France on Thursday marks a pointer to the fiery days that await Nuno Espirito Santo and his men as they lost both Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn to injuries in their 2-2 draw with the French side.
Chelsea meanwhile, continued in their impressive form in their UCL group H opener against a stubborn Zenit side on Tuesday. The Blues are now unbeaten in all matches they’ve played this season.
With the current dicey form of Spurs, it might be another frustrating afternoon for them against Chelsea on Sunday.
Having lost Japhet Tanganga to suspension last weekend, the list of the players they would likely be missing in action against a well-oiled Chelsea side on Sunday keeps getting bigger.
But Tuchel’s Chelsea are optimistic over Ngolo Kanta’s fitness before Sunday. Reece James, whose home was burgled on Tuesday is also done with his suspension after he received a red card at Liverpool.
Who looks more of the better side? Chelsea.
Chelsea so far this season has been able to manage all of their matches with utmost diplomacy. Against Liverpool, it was evident that if Chelsea are one man down, they could still grind out results.
And against Zenit, The Blues were able to break the Russians with help from the BigRom upfront. Without a doubt, an injury-ravaged Spurs team will have a big busy one on their hands on Sunday. Their chance in the London Derby looks pretty slim.
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