Kick-off: 1630, 29/11/2020
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
TV: Sky Sports
Chelsea will hope having an extra two days to prepare will give them the edge in what could prove to be an important London derby against Tottenham.
Both teams look possible Premier League title contenders this season and Tottenham start the weekend top of the table but only two points clear of their hosts.
We just think Chelsea have better options on the bench and the longer preparation time means we’re backing a home win at 11/10 as our opening Chelsea vs Tottenham prediction.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea could not be in better form heading into such a big game having won their last six matches in all competitions.
They booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday night with a 2-1 victory over Rennes.
Callum Hudson-Odoi’s crisp finish had the Blues leading 1-0 for the majority of their Group E clash in France, only for Serhou Guirassy to equalise late on for Rennes.
But just when the west Londoners were starting to regret a host of missed chances, up popped the ever-reliable substitute Olivier Giroud to head home and snatch back the victory.
Frank Lampard’s attacking options on the bench also included Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz, and it is little wonder that Chelsea have scored the most second-half goals in the Premier League.
Tottenham have not yet been behind at half-time this season but have lost the second half on three occasions, so the Blues to win after drawing at the interval appeals at 17/4 in the Chelsea vs Tottenham odds.
Last Chelsea line-up: Mendy, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kovacic, Mount, Abraham, Werner, Hudson-Odoi.
A Look At Tottenham’s Betting Odds
Chelsea did the double over Tottenham in the Premier League last season but it was Spurs who progressed on penalties after the teams drew 1-1 in the EFL Cup in September.
This is a big test of whether Tottenham have what it takes to challenge for the title and Lucas Moura believes Jose Mourinho is the man to end their trophy drought.
The Brazilian forward said: “Everybody knows Mourinho. He is a winner and he has won trophies at every club.
“I want to win with him and I think we deserve to win a trophy. In the last 10 years the club has done well – and it’s time.
“Why not think to win the Premier League? We have the capacity to win. I know it’s too early and there’s a lot of games to play but in every game we need to think we are capable of winning the Premier League and that every game is important.”
Mourinho would surely settle for a point on his return to Stamford Bridge and Spurs are likely to be hard to break down, having conceded just two first-half goals this season.
Although we fancy the Blues to edge it, a goalless first half gets the nod at 19/10 as our final Chelsea vs Tottenham prediction.
Last Tottenham EPL line-up: Lloris, Reguilon, Alderweireld, Aurier, Hojbjerg, Dier, Sissoko, Ndombele, Son, Kane, Bergwijn.
Last Premier League result:
Newcastle 0-2 CHELSEA – Federico Fernandez (og), Tammy Abraham
TOTTENHAM 2-0 Man City – Heung-min Son, Giovani Lo Celso
Head-to-head: Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea, Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham, Tottenham 0-2 Chelsea, Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham, Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham, Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea
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