Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to end their Stamford Bridge voodoo this Sunday, as they travel to South London to face Chelsea at their home, where they have never won in the Premier League.
In fact, Spurs have played 25 games at Stamford Bridge without winning in the Premier League. It is the most that one team has played on one ground without a win in the Premier League till date.
Pochetteno’s side are currently fourth in the league table with 61 points on board. London rivals and their opponents on Sunday, Chelsea, are just a place behind in the fifth place. However, only five points are separating these two sides. With just eight games to go in the season, this game could prove to be decisive in the fight for the Champions League places.
Under Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs have won 59% of their Premier League games in which the main man Harry Kane has featured compared to just 39% when he has played no part. Kane who is out with an ankle injury could prove to be a huge miss for the away side. Meanwhile, the home side, Chelsea are looking to secure back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since December.
Local bragging rights at stake and so is the opportunity to play in Europe next season; this London derby can turn out be a Premier League classic.
In 51 meetings between these two sides in the Premier League, Chelsea have won 27 times while Spurs have been victorious on just five occasions and all five of those have been home wins.
Winning 18 and drawing nine, Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 27 home league matches against Spurs. However, the blues have not done a league double over Tottenham since the 2005/06 season.
Players to Watch
Azpilicueta has complete more passes than any other Chelsea or Spurs player in the league this season. The Spaniard has also made more tackles in the league than any Spurs player this season. Azpilicueta has also provided six assist in the league this season, which is the highest by any defender in the division.
Son Heung-Min has scored seven in his last five games for Spurs. Son has already scored 12 league goals this season.
Thibaut Courtois is carrying a hamstring injury. He is doubtful for this game. The defensive duo of David Luiz and Andreas Christensen are out injured.
Star-man Harry Kane is out with an ankle injury. Midfielder Harry Winks is the only other injured player for Spurs.
Chelsea Vs Spurs Predicted Lineups
Chelsea Lineup (3-4-3)
Defense: Azpilicueta (RCB), Cahill (CB), Rudiger (LCB)
Midfield: Moses (RM), Bakayoko (RCM), Kante (LCM), Alonso (LM)
Tottenham Lineup (3-4-3)
Defense: Sanchez (RCB), Alderweireld (CB), Vertonghen (LCB)
Midfield: Aurier (RM), Dier (RCM), Dembele (LCM), Davies (LM)
Chelsea Vs Tottenham Prediction
However, the lilywhites have not won a single away game in the league against fellow ‘big six’ clubs this season.
The West Londoners are without a win in their last four league games against fellow ‘big six’ sides however, all of those four games have been away from home.
Our prediction for this game is a 1-1 draw.