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Tottenham vs Chelsea Prediction & Match Preview

 

Tottenham vs Chelsea Prediction & Match Preview

Tottenham vs Chelsea
England – Premier League
Date: Thursday, 4 February 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.


All eyes will be on Tottenham Hotspur Stadium when Tottenham and Chelsea go head to head in the London derby. 


Spurs failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Brighton, with key player Harry Kane being sorely missed. 

The Tottenham ace remains sidelined with injury, and in his absence a man to watch in the home team will be Korea international Son. 

Both Ndombele and Dele Alli should be fit to face Chelsea, while Reguilon is rated doubtful for the local derby.

The Blues, on the other hand, recorded a routine 2-0 win over Burnley, and they should take advantage of Kane’s absence. 

Thomas Tuchel is slowly putting all pieces of the puzzle together, and, taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visiting team. 

The German tactician has a full squad to choose from, and he is likely to field the best possible side against Spurs.


Tottenham vs Chelsea: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Tottenham Chelsea played so far 55 matches.
Tottenham won 10 direct matches. Chelsea won 30 matches. 15 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.95 goals per Match.

Tottenham vs Chelsea Prediction

Tottenham in actual season average scored 2.24 goals per match. In 17 (89.47%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 9 (47.37%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Chelsea average scored 2.00 goals per match in season 2021. In 12 (80.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 8 (53.33%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

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As mentioned, Kane will be sidelined for another couple of weeks with the ankle problems he sustained against Liverpool, and the striker's compatriot Dele Alli also remains on the sidelines with a tendon injury.

However, whether or not Alli would have been in contention for a start if fully fit is another question entirely, but he will certainly hope to get more of a look-in after links with Paris Saint-Germain in the January window ended up going nowhere.

The rejuvenated Tanguy Ndombele was forced off through injury against Brighton but should be fine for this one, while Sergio Reguilon and Giovani Lo Celso are definitely out.

Serge Aurier allegedly stormed out of the stadium after being substituted at half time in the defeat to Liverpool, and with his involvement in this game uncertain, Matt Doherty - who has previously thrived as a wing-back with Wolverhampton Wanderers - could return to the fold.

Gareth Bale's performance against Brighton came under scrutiny as he was hauled off just after the hour mark, and it would not be a surprise to see Mourinho place his faith in Carlos Vinicius for this mouthwatering battle.

In complete contrast, Chelsea - aside from very minor concerns over Hakim Ziyech's fitness - are well-stocked for the first derby of the Tuchel era, although Kurt Zouma and Kai Havertz have recently emerged as injury doubts too.

The German explained that Ziyech's absence at the weekend was simply down to him needing a rest, so he should be fine for this encounter, while N'Golo Kante has also fully recovered from a hamstring problem and could earn a start in midfield.

Tuchel is spoiled for choice at the moment but is expected to keep faith in the majority of the team that dispatched Burnley at the weekend, meaning back-to-back starts out wide for Alonso and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Christian Pulisic will hope to earn a start after coming off the bench to assist Alonso's spectacular second last time out, but Havertz will likely have to make do with a place among the substitutes once more if he is passed fit.

Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Alderweireld, Dier, Rodon; Doherty, Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Davies; Bergwijn, Vinicius, Son

Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger; Hudson-Odoi, Kovacic, Kante, Alonso; Pulisic, Werner; Giroud

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