The first London Derby of the Premier League season kicks off this Sunday with Chelsea hosting Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge. Both clubs have had an amazing start to the 2020/21 season. Chelsea sits third with 18 points and Tottenham tops the table with 20 points.
This 6 pointer will decide who tops the table at the end of Gameweek 10. The winner of this fixture will have an amazing start to the hectic festive fixtures where the teams will play more than 10 games in 30 days due to fixture congestion.
CHELSEA VS TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR MATCH PREVIEW:
Tottenham have won 5 consecutive games in all competitions scoring 12 goals while conceding only 2 goals. Chelsea have found their rhythm as well, they also are on a 5 game win streak scoring 14 goals while conceding only 2 goals in the process.
It hasn’t been that long since Mourinho was managing Frank Lampard at Chelsea. Since then, Lampard has managed Derby County and then joined Chelsea. The last two fixtures saw the current Chelsea boss do the double over the Ex-Chelsea boss.
The mind games from Jose Mourinho have already started. This London Derby is surely going to be exciting.
Chelsea League Form : D-D-W-W-W
Tottenham Hotspur League Form : D-W-W-W-W
Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld picked up a muscle injury which was initially thought to be worse than it actually was. However, Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the Belgian will miss the London Derby.
Tottenham are also without Matt Doherty and Erik Lamela as the former tested positive for Covid-19. Erik Lamela also picked up a foot injury which has sidelined him.
Spurs also got some good news as Mourinho expects Hugo Lloris, Steven Bergwijn, and Giovani Lo Celso to return.
Chelsea are currently injury-free as the American winger Christian Pulisic is back in training after picking up a hamstring injury a month ago.
PREDICTED LINE-UPS AND PREDICTIONS:
Match Prediction: Chelsea 1 – 2 Tottenham Hotspur
Chelsea have been very solid at the back with thanks to the new signing Edouard Mendy. However, it will be hard to keep a cleansheet against the clinical duo of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min. All in all, it will be a fun game to watch for the neutrals.
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