Chelsea vs Spurs: Preview

LAST MEETING

November 29, 2015 (White Hart Lane): Spurs 0-0 Chelsea

FORM

Chelsea: DWLLW

Spurs: WDWWD

KEY STATS

  • Chelsea have not lost a top-flight home match against Tottenham Hotspur since February 1990, winning 17 and drawing eight of their 25 meetings at Stamford Bridge since
  • Spurs have lost 25 BPL matches against Chelsea, only against Manchester United (31) have they suffered more in the competition
  • The Blues lost their last BPL home match against Manchester City – they have not lost two in a row in the competition at Stamford Bridge since November 2011
  • Spurs have lost only one of their last 10 Barclays Premier League London derbies (W5 D4 L1) and should Harry Kane score twice, he would become the eighth quickest player in BPL history to reach 50 goals (in his 84th appearance)
  • Chelsea have currently suffered 199 defeats in the Premier League (in 920 matches)

TEAM NEWS

John terry and Gary Cahill are expected to be available for selection, but Loic Remy (groin) and Kurt Zouma (knee) are still some way out of a return an first choice keeper Thibaut Courtois completes his two-match ban for the red card he received against Manchester City.

For the visitors, Eric Dier will be subject to a late fitness test after suffering a concussion against West Brom and Nabil Bentaleb recovers from a knee injury, while Dele Alli begins the first of his three match suspension following a ban for violent conduct which he received last week.

PREDICTED LINEUPS

Chelsea XI: Begovic; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Baba; Mikel, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Costa

Spurs XI: Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Dembele; Lamela, Eriksen, Son; Kane

PREDICTION: Chelsea 2-2 Spurs


 

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