After White Hart Lane and Wembley flayings at Chelsea hands in the past two seasons Tottenham are ready to turn the tables, with Gylfi Sigurdsson fancied to get among the goals and reward any time goalscorer backers as part of bwin’s double/triple offer on the way to a home win to nil.
The Lilywhites and their visitors are inseparable in the betting at 8/5, with the draw 23/10.
Sigurdsson is 9/2 to register and if the Icelander strikes once or twice more in the match you’ll be paid out at twice or thrice the odds by the grace of the double/triple promotion.
Spurs’ former Swansea loanee had an underwhelming season in his first campaign at White Hart Lane scoring three times and making 21 of his 33 league appearances from the bench.
However, he seems to have won the heart of Andre Villas-Boas over the summer holidays, starting six of the Lilywhites’ nine games in all competitions since the big kick-off.
Uncannily each of those matches ended with wins to nil for the north London outfit, including the visit of Norwich, who were seen off by a Sigurdsson brace that would double your first goalscorer money were it to be repeated against Chelsea.
He’s managed a healthy 11 shots across three starts and a substitute appearance in the league in 2013/14 meaning the winger has been getting himself into the right areas to do some damage.
A late equaliser at Stamford Bridge last season shows that he’s got what it takes to score past this Chelsea rearguard and with Spurs’ own defence in imperious form they can beat the misfiring visitors to nil.
Having allowed a solitary goal past Hugo Lloris in five top flight games so far the Lilywhites have the division’s tightest defence.
Meanwhile Fernando Torres’ Capital One Cup opener against Swindon is the only goal Chelsea’s strikers have managed between them all season and Villas-Boas team can repel their advances to line the pockets of those who back the hosts to win to nil at 16/5.
Away from Stamford Bridge the Blues’ form offers further cause to fancy Tottenham to beat them for the first time since April 2010.
Of their four away matches this term the only victory came against the aforementioned Wiltshire League One outfit and they were shut out at both Old Trafford and Goodison Park.