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Tottenham v Chelsea Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

November 20, 2018

- Grant Whittington

Wembley Stadium - Premier League

The highlight of this weekend’s Premier League action sees Tottenham host Chelsea at Wembley in the Saturday evening kick-off. The Blues are still unbeaten in all competitions, but Spurs are on a four-match winning run.

Past Meetings

Home advantage has often been crucial in this fixture, apart from last season when both sides won away from home. The last eight Premier League meetings between the clubs have seen three wins apiece and two draws, although Chelsea beat Spurs in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley during that run.

Team News

The hosts will have to stop Eden Hazard and co without defenders Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez and Danny Rose, while Kieran Trippier is also a doubt. The English full-back would be missed at both ends of the pitch, and the same could be said of Mousa Dembele who is injured.

Maurizio Sarri has a much cleaner bill of health as he tries to avoid his first competitive loss as Chelsea boss coming at the home of a bitter rival. Ethan Ampadu is injured, but Mateo Kovacic is the only concern among players likely to start.

Tottenham v Chelsea Preview and Predictions

These two teams look evenly matched coming into this huge game, with only one point separating the Premier League’s third and fourth-placed sides. A victory for either Tottenham or Chelsea would keep them very much in the title picture, while defeat could allow Manchester City and Liverpool to edge away.

Spurs have responded to their recent loss at home to City with four successive victories, which have all come in very different circumstances. A League Cup win at rivals West Ham, holding on for the points at Wolves, a comeback against PSV Eindhoven and a gritty 1-0 triumph at Crystal Palace.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have shown an ability to produce the goods, and Tottenham are 17/10 for the win on Saturday. Chelsea are 6/4, and they’ve also been in good form despite their goalless draw at home to Everton last time out.

The Blues won five in a row after rescuing a point late on against Manchester United, keeping them within four points of the top of the table. A draw wouldn’t be a disaster for the visitors, especially as it would preserve their unbeaten start at a fellow top four contender. The stalemate is priced at 12/5.

Recommended Bets

Score draw at 7/2

There isn’t much to choose between these two teams, which could mean Saturday’s encounter ends with honours even. Don’t expect a bore draw though, as there are goals in both sides.

Harry Kane to score first at 4/1

The England captain broke his international scoring drought with a dramatic late winner against Croatia, and he’s the favourite to open proceedings in this one.

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