Chelsea will face Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge. The Blues will be desperate to win this match to stay at the top four race in this season. However, Tottenham Hotspur are currently at the third position in the League Table. Spurs have collected 60 points in 27 matches so far in this season. On the other hand, the Blues are currently at the sixth position in the League Table with 50 points in 26 matches so far. Tottenham Hotspur have defeated the Blues at the Wembley with a margin of 3-0. Now the Blues will be desperate to win this encounter against Tottenham Hotspur to take the revenge.
Team News :
After the heart breaking defeat against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup Final, it will be hard for the manager to regroup the players to prepare for another big game. The Blues are not going through a good time at this moment. They were beaten by Manchester City with a margin of 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium. However, they won against Malmo FF in the round of 32 of the Europa League. Manchester United were victorious against the Blues in the 5th round of the FA Cup and Chelsea are now out of the FA Cup too. So, the main focus of the Blues will now be on finishing in the top four and winning the Europa League.
Chelsea are suffering from many internal problems at this moment. The manager has lost complete control from the dressing room of Chelsea. In the match against Manchester City, Kepa Arrizabalaga did not agree to be substituted at the dying minutes of the match. Willy Caballero was about to make an appearance for the upcoming penalty shoot out. However, Kepa continued to play till the end of the match. The dressing room of the Blues are divided in two halves after the decision of Kepa Arrizabalaga in that match. Maurizio Sarri will be deciding that whom he will play under the bars in this match. Otherwise, he is going to play with the same starting eleven against Tottenham Hotspur too. However, there is a chance that Gonzalo Higuain or Callum Hudson Odoi is going to play in this match. Marcos Alonso can also be deployed in place of Emerson Palmieri.
Tottenham Hotspur :
Tottenham Hotspur are going to miss the service of Dele Alli in this match as he is still not match fit. Spurs will largely depend on their two star players Harry Kane and Son Heung Min in this match. Eriksen is going to be the key player for Tottenham Hotspur in this match as he will control the midfield of the North London side. Kieran Trippier will be back in the starting eleven of Tottenham Hotspur after missing out their last match in the Premier League.
Predicted Starting Eleven :
Chelsea : (4-3-3)
Goalkeeper : Kepa
Defenders : Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso.
Midfielders : Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic.
Forwards : Callum Hudson Odoi, Higuain, Hazard.
Tottenham Hotspur : (3-4-1-2)
Goalkeeper : Lloris.
Defenders : Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen.
Midfielders : Trippier, Sissoko, Winks, Davies.
Attackers : Eriksen; Kane, Son.
My Predicted Scoreline :
Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur.