Chelsea chase their 14th consecutive Premier League win as they head to White Hart Lane on Wednesday night, in what has the potential to be one of the most thrilling games of the season so far.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side had their title hopes crushed by The Blues last season at Stamford Bridge, after holding them to a 2-2 draw which confirmed Leicester’s win. If that isn’t enough motivation, they are 10 points behind Conte’s side and could make the top four, depending on Arsenal’s result this evening.
Spurs take on the game in fine form, winning six of their last seven matches, including two 4-1 away wins at Southampton and Watford over the festive period.
Tottenham are currently priced at 17/10 at the time of writing, with Chelsea ever-so-slight favourites at 7/4. And, whilst The Blues look like a force to be reckoned with, it’s not so long ago (October) that Pochettino put a swift end to the Pep Guardiola hype, defeating City 2-0 and destroying their 100% league record in the process.
In their last 13 matches, Chelsea have scored a whopping 34 goals and conceded just 4, keeping 10 clean sheets in the process. It is currently 16/5 for Chelsea to win and over 2.5 goals in the game.
Tottenham themselves have bagged 13 goals in their last four. Dele Alli – who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid – has scored five goals in his last three games, including a brace in his last two. If you fancy Pochettino to put and end to Conte’s run, Alli to score and Spurs to win is a tasty 11/2.
When these two met in September at Stamford Bridge, the home side came from behind thanks to Pedro and Victor Moses. Christian Eriksen initially put Spurs ahead. In fact, in the last two times these sides have met both teams have scored. If you fancy a repeat of that on Wednesday, it’s 4/6.