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Chelsea vs Tottenham
English Premier League
Date: 23 January 2022, Saturday
Kick-off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).

Chelsea have not had the winter to remember and with their title hopes in ruins they now have to find their feet as they welcome a Tottenham Hotspur side unbeaten in the Premier League under Antonio Conte.

After spending most of the first half of the season at the top, Thomas Tuchel’s side has won just one of their last seven league games.

A cup final hides the faults in their league form, but they now face a Spurs side that has not lost a league match under former manager Conte.

Since taking over from Nuno Espirito Santo, the Italian has managed nine matches for Spurs, winning six and drawing three times while conceding only six times. Wolves are the only team with a similar defensive record.

Spurs will be seeking to win their first game in 11 when they visit Stamford Bridge, and continue their campaign for a top four finish, inspired by their stunning comeback against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Chelsea vs Tottenham Head-to-head

  • Chelsea won each of the last three head to head encounters against Tottenham without shipping a single goal in the process.
  • Tottenham have generally failed to find the net in five of the last six meetings with the Blues.
  • Only two of the last seven head to head matches between the two teams saw three or more goals scored.

Chelsea vs Tottenham Prediction

Tottenham is a bustling team, but it has one fewer day off than Chelsea and little rotation options. It’s also hard to believe the Blues won’t come out firing against a team they’ve already beaten twice this month, especially after their pride has been bruised in the league.

Chelsea’s defensive problems are also worth mentioning, and ideally this will result in a slew of goals. Tottenham is also expected to end a five-match losing streak in this rivalry.

Chelsea vs Tottenham Team News

Following his revealing interview, Lukaku was withdrawn from the squad to face Liverpool at the weekend, although he may return after an apology, while Edouard Mendy is with Senegal for the Africa Cup of Nations.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Timo Werner may be able to return from COVID-19 in time to play, while Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James, Ben Chilwell, and Andreas Christensen are expected to miss out.

Due to the absence of Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga will take over in goal, while Jorginho, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and possibly even Saul Niguez can expect to play from the start.

Steven Bergwijn, Cristian Romero, and Ryan Sessegnon are all out for Spurs, but Conte has no new injury concerns following the victory over Watford.

Given how hard he pushed his established first XI over the Christmas season, the Italian may be forced into some rotation tonight, with Japhet Tanganga and Harry Winks both potential possibilities to start.

In the final third, Bryan Gil and Dele Alli could provide some fresh legs, but Harry Kane will once again lead the assault due to a lack of viable options.

Chelsea possible starting lineup:

Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Sarr; Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Ziyech, Pulisic; Havertz

Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:

Lloris; Tanganga, Sanchez, Davies; Emerson, Winks, Hojbjerg, Reguilon; Son, Kane, Gil