Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Tottenham Hotspur welcome Chelsea to Wembley Stadium on 20/08/17 as last season’s top two face off on the second weekend of the Premier League season. Spurs eventually came out as comfortable winners at Newcastle last time out, winning 2-0 following a red card. Alternatively, Chelsea crashed and burned on the opening weekend, losing 3-2 at home to Burnley. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Many Chelsea fans would probably swap places with the stability of Tottenham Hotspur right now, with it tough to tell what sort of Chelsea team we will see this season. Whilst I’m not expecting a repeat of their last title defence, I’m expecting Spurs to come out on top in this meeting.

Tottenham win - 21/20
Tottenham win and both teams to score YES - 3/1

Tottenham Hotspur saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Tottenham Hotspur saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Chelsea

Chelsea saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Chelsea saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Tottenham Hotspur

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Tottenham Hotspur Form Guide

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo

Tottenham Hotspur

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
W A

17-03-2018

FA Cup

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

01-04-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

07-04-2018

Premier League

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

14-04-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

D A

17-04-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

21-04-2018

FA Cup

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

30-04-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

05-05-2018

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

09-05-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 5 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

Chelsea Form Guide

Chelsea Team Logo

Chelsea

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
L H

01-04-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

08-04-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

19-04-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

22-04-2018

FA Cup

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

28-04-2018

Premier League

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

06-05-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

09-05-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

13-05-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

19-05-2018

FA Cup

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Tottenham Hotspur Preview

It may not have been a classic Spurs performance, but three points were taken nonetheless as Mauricio Pochettino oversaw a 2-0 win over Newcastle. The hosts were ultimately masters of their own downfall, as Jonjo Shelvey’s stamp on Dele Alli earned him a red card and allowed Tottenham to take full control of the game. Alli converted from Christian Eriksen’s excellent pass to break the deadlock on the hour mark before some excellent link up play between Alli, Harry Kane and Eriksen resulted in Ben Davies slotting past Rob Elliot to put the result beyond doubt for the visitors. Although they have still yet to make a signing this summer, Spurs showed the benefit of continuity at St. James’ Park, looking far more balanced and settled than their opponents weekend did in their respective opening fixture. How Pochettino and his players are able to deal with the Wembley factor will be huge in the eventual success of their season, especially considering the fact they won seventeen and drew two of their nineteen home games last season - dropping just four points at White Hart Lane all season. History would suggest that such an impressive tally will dip in more unfamiliar surroundings, but a win this weekend would help ease a number of fears about the stadium.

Tottenham Hotspur Team News

Kieran Trippier (ankle) is ruled out so Kyle Walker-Peters should start at right-back once again. Erik Lamela (hip) is ruled out, while Danny Rose (knee) is still some weeks away from returning.

Chelsea Preview

Antonio Conte will hope that his side’s performance at home to Burnley last weekend is nothing more than a blip, as opposed to the start of yet another unsuccessful title defence. Gary Cahill’s dismissal set the tempo for a disjointed performance, as Sam Vokes scored twice, each goal coming either side of a fantastic Stephen Ward strike to leave the defending champions 3-0 down at the break. Alvaro Morata was just about the only positive for the Blues, as he impressed coming off the bench and netted to make it 3-1. However, Cesc Fabregas was sent off for a second bookable offence, and although David Luiz restored hope by making it 3-2, Burnley held out for a stunning victory. It was a far from successful pre-season results wise for Conte’s side, who also lost to Arsenal in the Community Shield and his frustrations in the transfer market are well documented. Chelsea look weaker as a squad now than when they ended last season, something which can’t be said of their opponents at this point. During their title winning season last time out, Chelsea lost just three away games, one of which was at Spurs in a 2-0 defeat at White Hart Lane. However, it was the defending champions who came out on top in their previous meeting at Wembley, winning 4-2 in last season’s FA Cup semi-final.

Chelsea Team News

Both Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas will miss this game through suspension. Eden Hazard (ankle) is still missing, as is Tiemoue Bakayoko (knee) through injury. However, Pedro (ankle) could return to the starting XI.

Tottenham Hotspur Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Chelsea Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea Sidelined Players

Tottenham Hotspur
11 Erik Lamela Injured
3 Danny Rose Injured
14 Georges N'Koudou Injured
Chelsea
24 Gary Cahill Suspended
4 Cesc Fabregas Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Hugo Lloris 188 78
4 CD Toby Alderweireld 186 81
5 CD Jan Vertonghen 189 86
15 CD Eric Dier 188 88
20 AM Dele Alli 188 76
33 RM Ben Davies 181 76
23 AM Christian Eriksen 175 71
19 CM Mousa Dembele 185 82
12 CM Victor Wanyama 188 80
2 LM Kieran Trippier 178 71
10 CF Harry Kane 188 76
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Thibaut Courtois 199 91
30 CD David Luiz 189 84
27 CD Andreas Christensen 188 73
2 CD Antonio Ruediger 191 85
22 AM Willian 175 75
14 CM Tiemoue Bakayoko 184 72
7 CM N'Golo Kante 169 68
28 LM Cesar Azpilicueta 178 75
15 AM Victor Moses 177 75
3 RM Marcos Alonso 188 81
9 CF Alvaro Morata 189 85