Fifth-placed Chelsea welcome fourth-placed Tottenham, in what must be
billed a ‘must-win’ match for the home side. With just eight games
remaining, Victory for Tottenham will open up a gap of eight points
between the clubs, and surely end Chelsea’s interest in a top-four
finish.

Before the international break, Chelsea lost four of their last six in
the Premier League (PL), and were eliminated from the Champions League
by Barcelona. Tottenham, by contrast, have been in great PL form,
returning a record of: W7, D3, from their last ten games.

The team will have to cope with the absence of star striker Harry Kane
for several weeks yet, but coach Mauricio Pochettino remains positive:
“It is no excuse now that Harry is out for a few weeks to not have the
same mentality and try to win the games”.

Encouragingly for Tottenham, they have scored at least one goal in 14
straight away matches, and have only failed to find the net in two of 22
away games all season.

Historically speaking, however, there is little to back Tottenham. 1990
remains the last time Tottenham won at Stamford Bridge, with the 1986/87
season marking the last occasion Tottenham got a revenge away win at
Chelsea after losing the first encounter.

Players to watch: Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard was used sparingly in the
international break, and will be back eager to find the net after three
PL ‘blanks’.

With Kane absent, Heung-Min Son who stepped up to the plate and scored
twice. With 12 PL goals already this season, the South Korean will
certainly be one to watch from now until May.

Stat attack: 40% of Chelsea’s home matches this season have produced
under 2.5 goals.

Expect some ‘fire and fury’! The last five PL head to head games have
yielded 33 yellow cards – 6.6 on average per match!

玩法 主队 指数 客队 让分 切尔西(1.03) 平/半 托特纳姆热刺(0.88)

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