Chelsea vs Tottenham Betting PreviewNovember 25, 2016
Date & Time: Saturday, November 26, 5:30 PM GMT
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London)
Head to head record
Chelsea vs Tottenham 2-2 (2015/2016 Premier League)
Tottenham vs Chelsea 0-0 (2015/2016 Premier League)
Chelsea vs Tottenham 2-0 (2014/2015 League Cup)
Tottenham vs Chelsea 5-3 (2014/2015 Premier League)
Chelsea vs Tottenham 3-0 (2014/2015 Premier League)
Chelsea vs Tottenham prediction
Saturday’s match at Stamford Bridge at Stamford Bridge sees Chelsea take on Tottenham in the London derby on Matchday 13. The Blues aim to extend their impressive winning run in the Premier League, but the visitors should not be underestimated.
The Antonio Conte effect
Chelsea experienced all sorts of problems under Jose Mourinho last season, but they have been producing scintillating performances in the Premier League ever since Antonio Conte took over the reins. The Italian tactician is doing a great job with the Stamford Bridge outfit and his men are leading the chase for the domestic trophy. Chelsea managed to keep a clean sheet in each of their previous six league fixtures and, no doubt, the hosts will rely on their rock-solid defence in Saturday’s local derby against Tottenham Hotspur. Diego Costa was struggling to find his goal-scoring touch last season, but the former Atletico Madrid ace has been scoring goals for fun this term and all eyes will be on him when the two teams face each other at Stamford Bridge. It has to be noted that the Antonio Conte’s troops are after their sixth home win of the season.
Kurt Zouma has overcome his injury, meaning that Antonio Conte will have a full squad to choose from against Tottenham Hotspur. Willian returns to contention after he missed the Middlesbrough game.
Important win over West Ham
Tottenham Hotspur were struggling without top scorer Harry Kane in the starting line-up, but they have been producing descent displays in the English top flight ever since he returned from injury. Kane scored the equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Matchday 11 and he helped the Spurs record a come-from-behind win over West Ham United at the weekend. Mauro Pochettino’s men are still in the race for the Premier League title and they will be looking to melt Chelsea’s advantage to only one point with a victory in the London derby. Tottenham failed to make it to the Champions League last 16, meaning that they will be fully focused on the national championship in days to come. The Spurs shared the spoils with the likes of WBA, Bournemouth and Arsenal in last three away games in the league and they would not be too disappointed with one point from Saturday’s clash at Stamford Bridge.
Ben Davies and Toby Alderweireld are both sidelined with injury, while Danny Rose misses the derby through suspension. Argentine winger Erik Lamela is yet another absentee in the away team (hip injury).
- 19 goals were scored in previous five meetings between the two teams in the league
- Tottenham recorded their last win at Stamford Bridge back in 1990
- Chelsea are after their seventh consecutive clean sheet in the PL
- Spurs are on a six-game winless run in all competitions
- Diego Costa has scored in previous three league fixtures
Chelsea vs Tottenham betting pick
Chelsea look unstoppable at the moment. The Blues are on a six-match winning run in the Premier League and they are brimming with confidence ahead of Saturday’s local derby. Antonio Conte’s men hammered Everton, Manchester United and Leicester City in last three home games and seeing that the Spurs often struggle on the travels, I believe that there is a big value in betting on the league leaders. It has been 26 years since Tottenham recorded their last win at Stamford Bridge and they are unlikely to put an end to the negative trend.
Pick: Chelsea to win