Chelsea vs. Tottenham: Premier League – Match Preview

Two of the top three meet on Sunday as Chelsea entertain the early league leaders Tottenham.

Chelsea are in excellent form and eased past Newcastle United last weekend, with a Federico Fernandez own goal doubled by Tammy Abraham’s second half goal.

Olivier Giroud’s last minute winner at Rennes on Tuesday guaranteed their place in the knock out rounds of the Champions League.

Carlos Vinicius scored his first Tottenham goals as they eased past Ludogorets in the Europa League.

Prior to this they put in their best performance under Jose Mourinho, beat Manchester City 2-0 thanks to goals from Heung Min Son and Giovani Lo Celso.

Premier League form: Chelsea W3 D2 L0; Tottenham W4 D1 L0
Premier League top scorers
Chelsea – Timo Werner 4 goals
Tottenham – Heung Min Son 9 goals

Match history
Chelsea did the league double over Tottenham last season, including a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge, with Giroud opening the scoring.

The two have already met this season, as Spurs edged past Chelsea on penalties in the EFL Cup.

Last five Premier League meetings
Chelsea 2 Tottenham 1 – 22/02/20
Tottenham 0 Chelsea 2 – 22/12/19
Chelsea 2 Tottenham 0 – 27/02/19
Tottenham 3 Chelsea 1 – 24/11/18
Chelsea 1 Tottenham 3 – 01/04/18

Team news
Christian Pulisic is expected to return to the bench this weekend having overcome a thigh injury.

Thiago Silva will likely replace Antonio Rudiger in the only change from the side that beat Newcastle.

Toby Alderweireld suffered a groin injury in the win over City and is set to miss a few weeks.

Hugo Lloris, Steven Bergwijn and Lo Celso missed the midweek Europa League game fixture, however none of their issues are likely to prevent involvement here.

Expected starting XI’s
Chelsea (4-3-3): Mendy; James, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell; Kante, Kovacic, Mount; Ziyech, Abraham, Werner
Tottenham (4-3-3): Lloris; Aurier, Rodon, Dier, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Ndombele; Bergwijn, Kane, Son

Predictions

Result: Draw
The two sides have lost just one league game each this season

Correct Score: 1-1
Both sides have improved defensively in recent weeks and under 2.5 goals has good potential this week

Anytime Goalscorer: Tammy Abraham
Tammy Abraham has scored in his last two Premier League matches

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