Kick-off: 2000, 06/11/2023
Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
All eyes will be on Mauricio Pochettino on Monday night when he makes his return to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in charge of rivals Chelsea.
The Argentinian, who was revered in north London during a five-year spell in which he led the club to the Champions League final, needs to find a big performance from his Blues side against the in-form Premier League leaders.
The hosts have yet to lose in the top flight this season and a home win at 11/10 is our first Tottenham vs Chelsea prediction.
Spurs continue to sparkle under Postecoglou
Former Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has transformed Tottenham’s mood and style of play since arriving in the summer and his swashbuckling side remain unbeaten at the top of the table.
A solid 2-1 win at Crystal Palace last week maintained their momentum as Son Heung-min netted his eighth goal of the season, while goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario proved his quality with a string of fine saves.
“Before we score without Vic’s saves we are going behind and when you go behind in this stadium, you know what is going to happen. I think big credit to Vic for making unbelievable saves,” Son said.
“I am enjoying every single moment (with Vicario) because he made a good save, is playing out well and it is fantastic to have him behind the goal.”
Spurs have racked up 22 goals – the same amount as Manchester City – and their attacking threat will be a cause of concern for Chelsea.
Chelsea, meanwhile, were beaten 2-0 by Brentford at Stamford Bridge last weekend and that all points towards a comfortable Spurs victory on Monday night. With that in mind, the hosts to win and over 1.5 match goals seems a good option at 29/20 as the next of our Tottenham vs Chelsea betting tips.
Questions continue for Pochettino
Chelsea appeared to be finding their feet under Pochettino after three successive wins in all competitions were followed by a draw with title-chasing Arsenal, where the Blues were 2-0 up.
But last Saturday’s sorry defeat at home to the Bees has put the spotlight back on the Argentinian and his raft of expensively-assembled stars.
They may well be grateful for a trip across London to face Spurs as their dreadful Stamford Bridge record continued, having won just one of their last 13 Premier League home games.
“I think it (takes) time. We have many talented players but still they are so young. I’m not talking about the mentality of the club or the badge because Chelsea is about victories and a strong winning mentality,” Pochettino said.
“The team is young and we need to match this level of capacity to compete always at your best.”
Chelsea have struggled for goals, scoring only 13 in 10 league matches so far – with four of those coming in the victory at Burnley.
Against a Spurs team that have only conceded nine goals, we fancy Chelsea to draw a blank. Tottenham to win and Chelsea not to score is priced at 29/10. Spurs to win either 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 looks a good bet at 10/3 as one of our Tottenham vs Chelsea predictions.
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