Arranged by starting time, the second Sunday match takes us to London for an extremely exciting and especially curious derby between Tottenham and Chelsea this season. So, we head virtually to the wonderful Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which Tottenham hosts their fellow Chelsea team in a match of the fifth round of the Premier League. And so "White" against "Blue"
Tottenham with a new coach in the face of Santo Espirito replaced his compatriot "Special: Jose Mourinho went to Rome and Roma, started with three identical minimal victories with 1: 0, first over the champion Manchester City on this field, then over the former team of Espirito Wolverhampton as a guest and again at home against Watford, so came the sobriety in another London derby with Crystal Palace, lost surprisingly hard with 0: 3. On Thursday in the first match of the League of Conferences Spurs were guests of French Rennes and survived for a very difficult draw - 2: 2, and today they face a new very serious challenge against a team that many believe is a potential candidate for the title.Tanganga has been punished and the participation of a large number of players is in question - Bergwein, Dyer, Son Hyun - Min, Sanchez, Lukash, Lo Celso, Cesegnon and Romero.
Chelsea had a two-day longer break, after in the first round of the Champions League groups, at Stamford Bridge, they beat Zenit very hard with a minimum of 1: 0 with another goal of the new purchase, the Belgian ram Romelu Lukaku in the 69th minute. In the Premiership, the Blues were uncompromising three times - with 3: 0 over the same Crystal Palace convincingly defeated Tottenham and Aston Villa at home, and as guests in another derby over Arsenal with 2: 0, they lost points only at Anfield against Liverpool - 1: 1, but there they played a whole half with a man less. Today, this match is unlikely to win the title for the team led by Thomas Tuchel, but it is in these direct meetings with major competitors and victories over them, forged confidence in the long and difficult marathon of 38 laps. Kante and Pulisic are injured.
Before this first clash between the new coaches of these teams, in 2018 - 2019 exchanged home victories - 3: 1 for Tottenham and 2: 0 for Chelsea. In 2019 - 2020 two successes for the "Blues" - with 2: 0 on this field and with 2: 1 at Stamford Bridge. Last season 0: 0 at home to Chelsea, but their victory as a guest with 1: 0. Unexpectedly for us, the bookmakers give a big advantage to the guests with 2.7 / 1, the tips are three - under 2.5 goals, no goal and 2. We come to the difficult solution in only one version, and it does not match the computer and is based on the strong strikers of both teams - a forecast with a very good odds - goal/goal.
Tottenham doesn't look good
Tottenham were at the top of the standings with a full asset of points before the break for the World Qualifiers.
Even then, however, according to xG statistics, they should have been only 11th.
And in view of what was shown on the field, they did not deserve more than 3 points.
After the resumption of the championship, they collected a heavy loss from Crystal Palace. Which are not a top team at all.
And the fact that Tottenham played with a man less does not justify them at all.
They only had one accurate shot. And they allowed a huge number of positions in front of their door.
This team is not in good condition.
Lose the xG battle in 3 of your 4 games played. And to have only a slight advantage on this indicator over the novice Watford.
This is just a confirmation, and the most convincing of this crisis.
On top of that, there is no certainty about the participation of Harry Kane and Son Hyun-Min in this match.
Chelsea is in great shape
Now Tottenham to score against the strongest defense in the English Premier League is more than doubtful.
And without a hit, they just can't win.
After the break, Chelsea beat both Aston Villa and Zenit in their usual style.
Romelu Lukaku made the difference intense situations.
As he is the little berry that was not enough to be the Blues and champions in the Premier League.
Prediction for Tottenham - Chelsea
It has become a tradition, and a very profitable one, to constantly bet on Chelsea to win with a dry net.
In the long run, these are secure revenues.
We will go exactly this way and we will then go to each of their matches.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Tottenham is in a series of 4 home victories at zero .
- Tottenham is without a win against Chelsea in 8 games: 0-3-5.
- Chelsea have not lost in their last 12 games: 9-3-0.
- Chelsea have recorded 5 clean sheets in their last 6 games.
- Hyung Min Son is Tottenham 's top scorer in the Premier League with 2 goals. Romeo Lukaku has 3 goals for Chelsea.