Chelsea welcome Tottenham on Sunday for this interesting London Derby, and with just two points separating them on the standings, the stage is set for what should be a cracker.
Premier League 2020/2021
Date: Sunday November, 29th
Kickoff: 16:30 pm
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Chelsea have won their last six matches in all competitions coming into this game, earning a 2-1 win over Rennes in their European game in midweek.
The win preceded the 2-0 result at Newcastle last time in the topflight.
The Blues have lost only one of their last 26 home meetings with their latest opposition, and they will be looking to extend that record and potentially move into the top of the standings for the first time this term.
Sunday’s showdown will mark the 1000th match of Roman Abramovich’s reign as Chelsea’s owner and Frank Lampard’s side will be looking to give him a memorial one with a rousing performance.
Red-hot Tottenham stole the headlines in midweek, hitting Ludogorets for four in a game which saw all of Carlos Vinícius (2), Harry Winks and Lucas Moura find the net in the Europa League.
The 2-0 win over Manchester City last weekend was a statement of intent as far as their title credentials go, and Jose Mourinho will yet again be eyeing another major scalp when up against the club who he made his name with in England.
This is the latest stage of a season that the Lily-whites have started a gameweek top of the standings since January 1985, and another victory here would also seal their best-ever start to a Premier League campaign!
Lampard will be hoping to have Christian Pulisic back in action following his return from his thigh injury.
Toby Alderweireld pulled up with a groin injury last weekend and is not available for selection here.
Erik Lamela and Giovani Lo Celso will be accessed closer to kick-off due to fitness issues.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Chelsea’s last three home league games.
Tottenham have won their last four away games in the Premier League.
Chelsea last five competitive games: WWWWW
Tottenham last five competitive games: WWWWW
Given Chelsea’s additional rest from the midweek hostilities and their decent home record against Spurs, they surely have the upper hand on the betting. No surprise they are outright favourites at 11/10, but I expect Tottenham to make it very much difficult.
A draw (13/5) could suffice from this affair, and for value that will be our pick from this game.