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Sunday afternoon sees a fantastic fixture land in West London as old city rivals Chelsea take on Spurs at the Bridge. Both sides enter this fixture in fine fettle on both the domestic and European fronts. First plays third here in what will be a statement game, but who is going to be in the mix for the league come May?
They each had mid-week victories, Tottenham’s being a slightly easier than Chelsea and Spurs were also afforded the luxury of resting their big guns ahead of this weekend’s clash. Looking at the prices here, Chelsea are at home making them favourites to win, but I would find it hard to separate them if this game was at a neutral venue, given the current form of both.
This tie also pits master v apprentice, with Frank Lampard and Jose Mourinho coming face-to-face in a stadium where they shared the spoils over many seasons. With the artillery available to Lampard and Mourinho, you would find it hard not to see goals in this tie.
In this fixture, Chelsea hold the sign over Tottenham being unbeaten in 25 of their last 26 home ties against them. The Blues also have won eight or their last 10 home Premier games and have a good scoring record against Spurs – bagging at least two in 10 of their last 11 matches against Spurs.
That being said Tottenham have won five on the bounce and will be full of confidence going into this fixture. They have a 100% away record this season in the league, which includes the sensational 6-1 away win at Old Trafford in early October. So which way will this one pan out? I feel that Chelsea may just have enough to see this one out against Spurs, but it will be close!
It is likely Chelsea will still be without star winger Christian Pulisic again this weekend, but thankfully for Frank Lampard his new men Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner are now really finding their feet. German sensation Werner has netted four times already in the Premier League and looks to be fully settled after joining from RB Leipzig in June. Hopefully, Chelsea can rely on their top goalscorer (who looks to be on penalties now too) to bag a goal in this tight fixture.
It’s fair to say Sergio Reguilon has been an excellent signing for Tottenham since signing on a five-year deal from Real Madrid in mid-September. Even though his discipline is generally good, don’t be surprised to see him pick up his second yellow of the season chasing Ziyech around Stamford Bridge all afternoon on Sunday.
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