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The Premier League game at Stamford Bridge on Sunday sees home side Chelsea welcoming opponents Tottenham Hotspur.
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Chelsea go into this game after a 1-1 Premier League drawn result versus Brighton & Hove Albion.
In that game, Chelsea had 57% possession and 15 shots at goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Chelsea was Hakim Ziyech (28'). At the other end, Brighton & Hove Albion had 9 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Adam Webster (60') was the scorer for Brighton & Hove Albion.
Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea have celebrated scoring a sum total of 11 times over their prior 6 outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that they have conceded in those same games is 5.
Their previous form shows that Chelsea:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Tottenham Hotspur in their last 6 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 8 league matches at home. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
- are without a home win in the past 3 matches in the league.
Tottenham Hotspur head into the game following a 2-3 Premier League win versus Leicester City in their last outing.
In that match, Tottenham Hotspur managed 51% possession and 27 shots on goal with 10 of them on target. For Tottenham Hotspur, the goals were scored by Harry Kane (38') and Steven Bergwijn (95', 97'). Leicester City had 13 shots at goal with 4 on target. Patson Daka (24') and James Maddison (76') scored for Leicester City.
The stats don’t lie, and Tottenham Hotspur have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 7 goals overall. In defence, Tottenham Hotspur have been far from perfect. That sort of pattern might not be sustained into this game, however.
Going into this one, Tottenham Hotspur are winless against Chelsea when having played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings going back to 29/09/2020 tells us that these fixtures have not been kind to Tottenham Hotspur. They’ve not managed to come away with any victories whatsoever while Chelsea have maintained the edge over them, finishing as winners in 67% of those ties.
A sum of 9 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 8 from The Blues and 1 belonging to Spurs. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.5.
Team News: Chelsea
Andreas Christensen (Corona virus), Reece James (Hamstring Injury) and Ben Chilwell (Ruptured cruciate ligament) aren’t available for Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.
It’s our opinion that The Blues look set to use the 4-2-2-2 formation with Kepa Arrizabalaga, Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Antonio Ruediger, Malang Sarr, Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, Hakim Ziyech, Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Romelu Lukaku.
Team News: Tottenham Hotspur
It’s our belief that Spurs seem most likely to elect for a 3-4-3 lineup, starting the game with Hugo Lloris, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Japhet Tanganga, Matt Doherty, Harry Winks, P. Hoejbjerg, Ben Davies, Steven Bergwijn, Harry Kane and Ryan Sessegnon.
In this match, Tottenham Hotspur must be fancied to score against this Chelsea team, although that may not be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re going for a narrow 2-1 winning margin for Chelsea at the end of the match. Should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stamford Bridge (41,837)
Captain: César Azpilicueta
Chairman: Bruce Buck
Manager: Thomas Tuchel
Competitions: Premier League position 3, FA Cup (Fourth Round), EFL Cup (Semi-Finals), Champions League (Last 16), UEFA Super Cup (Final)
⭐ Star Player: Jorginho
Customarily played in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Jorginho was born in Imbituba, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Hellas Verona in the 2011 - 2012 season, the talented Midfielder has managed to score 6 league goals in this Premier League 2021 - 2022 campaign to date from a total of 19 appearances.