Chelsea host rivals Tottenham Hotspur in a game which, if not a must win for the home side is certainly a ‘must not lose’ as Antonio Conte’s men look to break back into the top four of the Premier League.
Even a win here will still see Chelsea trail Spurs by two points in the league table, but losing could all but end their hopes of finishing in a Champions League spot come the end of the season.
Our Chelsea v Tottenham odds preview show that the home side are slight favourites for the victory, and they’re up against a side without their injured leading goalscorer Harry Kane. However, Spurs can cause danger from other areas of the pitch, and will fancy their chances against a Chelsea side seemingly devoid of confidence.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Match Preview
In our Chelsea v Tottenham match preview we can see that Chelsea have an excellent record against their London rivals, particularly on home turf. Spurs haven’t won at Stamford Bridge since 1990, and have lost six of the last ten meetings away at the current Champions. However, there may not be a better time to break their Stamford Bridge hoodoo, Spurs are in fine form currently with five wins in their last six matches.
Our Chelsea v Tottenham odds preview suggest that the goals market might be worth taking a look at. There has been 18 goals scored in the last five meetings alone, with both sides getting on the scoresheet in four of those games.
The Cards market might also be worth studying. For a feisty London derby, it’s no surprise that this fixture has provided a huge number of bookings. The last six meetings have seen an incredible 37 yellow cards shown, and in a match of this magnitude with both sides fighting for a Champions League place, yellows are expected in this one too.