Tottenham vs Chelsea
England Premier League.
Date: Wednesday, 4th January 2017.
Kick-off at 20:00 UK.
Venue: White Hart Lane, London.
Spurs and Chelsea lock for the league 2nd consecutive London derby of the New Year.
Tottenham replicated there match day 18 away result when the visited Watford at the Vicarage road. The North London club enjoyed a 4-1 victory over the Hornets in the previous round to make it 8 goals in 2 away league games. Spurs will be going into this Derby on the back of 4 consecutive league wins and are unbeaten in 9 home games. Finally, Tottenham are 10 points behind their city rivals and current league leaders Chelsea.
Chelsea shake off a big threat posed by Stoke City in their Week 19 clash. The table toppers saw the Potters strike out goals twice during the game before eventually adding two un-replied goals to end the score line at 4-2. The victory ensures Chelsea extend their winning streak in the league to 13 games. The Blues will be also be going into the clash on the back of 5 straight win in their last 5 away games. Antonio Conte’s men are top of the log with 49 points from 19 games, 10 point better than their Wednesday’s host.
Tottenham: Team News
Mauricio Pochettino will have Vertonghen and Walker back for selection; both defenders were missing from the Watford due to one suspension. However, Spurs Argentine forward “Erik Lamela” could still be missing due to illness.
Tottenham: Predicted Starting Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Lloris – Rose, Dier, Vertonghen, Walker – Wanyama, Dembele – Eriksen, Alli, Sissoko – Kane.
Chelsea: Team News
Antonio Conte was the services of Pedro in their last league game with Stoke City. The nifty Spaniard was served a game suspension, but will be in for the blue visit to White Hart Lane. Moreover, John terry will be still be missing for this crucial London derby.
Chelsea: Predicted Starting Line-up (3-4-3)
Courtois – Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill- Moses, Matic, Kante, Alonso- Pedro, Costa, Hazard.
Tottenham vs Chelsea: Head-to-Head Statistics
Chelsea came from behind to win 2-1 when both side met for the first leg at the Stamford Bridge. However, spurs remain unbeaten in all their league games played at home
Moreover, Chelsea fought hard for a point when the last visited Spurs at the White Hart Lane. The Blues blue have also won once of their last 5 league visit to the North London club, losing once in those 5 visits.
Tottenham vs Chelsea: Prediction
Both sides are in some great winning and goal scoring form going into this game. Spurs have netted 14 goals in their last 5 league games, while Chelsea scored 10 in their last 5 league games. This form and statistics serve as cold chill to everyone looking forward to both sides filling out for a bout.
This could be the day that Chelsea’s winning streak in the league come to a halt. Spurs have had their tails up in the past few games after going through a difficult patch at the start of the season. They will match the Blues in every aspect of the game and the team could eventually cancel out at the end of 90 minutes.