Bet Builder Tips: Our 21/1 wager for Chelsea v Tottenham on Sunday

Our tipster Shane O'Brien runs the rule over another heavyweight clash.


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Chelsea recently dumped Tottenham out of the League Cup winning both legs of their semi-final without conceding a goal. But it is Tottenham who approach this game in better spirits following their last-gasp win at Leicester on Wednesday night when Steven Bergwijn scored twice after the 95th minute to convert a damaging defeat into an uplifting victory.


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Spurs are now just eight points off Chelsea with four games in hand following that win and Chelsea’s failure to beat Brighton on Tuesday. Chelsea threw away a one-goal lead against Graham Potter’s side for the second time in just over two weeks, further highlighting the mini-crisis that they are going through at present.

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The Draw

Chelsea have won just one of their last seven league games and have failed to win any of their last four, while they have managed just three victories across their last 11 games. They are now firmly out of the title race and will be looking nervously over their shoulder at the chasing pack in the race for the top four.

The Blues have beaten Spurs in all three meetings this season, scoring six and conceding none. However, their recent form gives Spurs a chance to somewhat make amends for that at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and they can grab a Draw.

Both teams to score

Thomas Tuchel masterminded Chelsea’s European success last season thanks to an almost impregnable rear guard that kept an astonishing 19 clean sheets in 30 games in all competitions after he took the reins in January. That impressive defensive unity carried over into the early stages of the current season, but it has long since dissipated.

Chelsea are without a clean sheet in the league in their last five games and have managed just one in their last 11. They conceded a late consolation against non-league Chesterfield in the FA Cup at the beginning of January, while they shipped three goals against Zenit St Petersburg in December to miss out on top spot in Group H in the Champions League.

Spurs, meanwhile, have kept just one clean sheet in their last six games in all competitions and remain defensively vulnerable under Antonio Conte.

They have managed just one clean sheet against Chelsea in their last 10 meetings and are unlikely to improve on that record on Sunday. All of those stats are pointing towards Both Teams to Score.

Under 50 booking points

It is hard to believe that there was a time when Chelsea and Spurs produced the most yellow cards in a single Premier League game. The two sides accumulated 13 yellow cards in the “Battle of The Bridge” in May 2016, but the fierce rivalry has been replaced by something of a far more benign nature in recent years.

There was just one yellow card issued across both League Cup semi-finals earlier in the month, while there have been just two yellow cards in the three meetings between the sides this season.

Tottenham currently sit sixth in the Premier League discipline table having amassed just 32 yellow cards and one red card in 19 league games, while Chelsea sit further down in 13th but have only collected 37 yellow cards and one red card in 23 games.

There is little chance that either side will show much malice on Sunday so it’s worth siding with Under 50 booking points.

Over 11.5 corners

Chelsea’s downturn in form has not translated into a shortage of corners. The European champions have won 38 in their last seven games in all competitions at an average of just over five per game. That statistic is far more impressive when you take into account that they won just one corner in the defeat to Manchester City last weekend.

Spurs, on the other hand, have won 39 in their last six games in all competitions at a rate of more than six per game. It is not unreasonable to think that both sides will hit the six-corner mark on Sunday afternoon. If that happens Over 11.5 Corners will see us round off this Bet Builder rather nicely.

Chelsea v Spurs tips

The Draw
Both Teams to Score
Under 50 booking points
Over 11.5 corners

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