Chelsea v Tottenham Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
March 28, 2018
Stamford Bridge - Premier League
A top four contest is on the cards at Stamford Bridge this weekend, as Antonio Conte's Chelsea host Tottenham in West London.
Chelsea defeated Tottenham 2-1 at Wembley earlier this season, with a Marcos Alonso double securing all three points for the Blues.
Tottenham did beat Chelsea 2-0 last season, with two goals from Dele Alli sealing a 2-0 win at White Hart Lane,
Chelsea will be hopeful that defender Andreas Christensen can return to action after a minor thigh problem caused to him to be withdrawn in their last game.
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is also set to miss out, with Willy Cabellero on standby, and David Luiz could be set for a role on the bench.
Harry Kane is still out for Tottenham, and he is not expected to be back in action for another three weeks, due to an ankle injury, and Harry Winks also misses out with a foot problem.
Chelsea v Tottenham Preview and Predicitons
Conte has been under real pressure in recent weeks, after losses to both Manchester clubs and an exit from the Champions League at the hands of Barcelona. However they did seal an FA Cup semi final place after a battling performance against Leicester, and the Italian will be hoping to build on that.
Spurs also departed the Champions League, at the hands of Juventus, but they look more impressive in their domestic form, and Mauricio Pochettino's unbeaten in their last 19 domestic games.
However, given the pressure on Conte, and Chelsea's ability to turn it on in big games should be enough to secure all three points for the hosts - priced at 23/20.
Chelsea have netted five goals in their last five games, Tottenham have scored 16 goals in their last five games, so both sides have goals within them - and an over 2.5 goals bet is priced at 11/10.
Chelsea to win 2-1 at 9/1
Big games have been Conte's forte since joining Chelsea, and he needs a big performance from his players if they are to have any chance of getting into the top four. With no Kane for the visitors, Chelsea will be hopeful of containing Spurs' other attackers.
Olivier Giroud to score first at 5/1
Frenchman Giroud is yet to score in the Premier League since his move from Arsenal in January, however the struggles of Alvaro Morata mean that he could be in line to start. A goal against his former club's biggest rivals could be the spark he needs to get Chelsea career going.