Chelsea vs Tottenham: Match preview, Team news, and predicted line-ups

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Chelsea will be hosting Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. The fixture will take place at 10:00 pm IST on 23rd January at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea will play their 24th match of the league whereas Tottenham will play their 20th match of the league. Tottenham are fighting to be in the top four and qualifying for the Champions League next season.

Chelsea are 3rd on the Premier League table and are somehow struggling to kill games and get results. However, they recently defeated Tottenham in a two-legged fixture of the EFL Cup semi-final. The Blues look forward to keeping the same momentum while facing Spurs again on the weekend.

Chelsea Premier League form: W D D L D

Tottenham have found a game plan under Antonio Conte but they were unable to find a way through the Chelsea defense in the EFL Cup semi-final. Conte and the team will look forward to taking revenge on their rivals. Harry Kane seems to have found some form after a brilliant display against Leicester City.

Tottenham Hotspur Premier League form: D W D W W

Team News

Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur: The Blues team news

Andreas Christensen was tested positive for coronavirus, however, it remains to be seen if he gets the green light to play against Tottenham. Moreover, Ben Chilwell has undergone surgery for his knee injury and will be out till the next season.

Reece James and Trevoh Chalobah both suffered hamstring injuries and their return date is still unclear. The star goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is also out as he is representing Senegal at the African Cup Of Nations.

Chelsea possible starting lineup

Kepa Arrizabalaga; Cesar Azpilicueta, Thaigo Silva, Antonio Rudiger; Christian Pulisic, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Alonso; Hakim Ziyech, Mason Mount; Kai Havertz

Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea: The Lilywhites team news

Cristian Romero will miss the fixture due to a thigh injury. The Argentine is making great progress in recovery but Conte has confirmed that Romero will not be available against Chelsea. Spurs will be without their star Son Heung-Min due to a leg injury. He is expected to step onto the pitch in February.

Eric Dier has been playing with a muscular discomfort for the past few weeks. Therefore, Conte has decided to let the player recover and will not be in contention to face Chelsea on Sunday.

Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup

Hugo Lloris; Japhet Tanganga, Davinson Sanchez, Ben Davies; Matt Doherty, Harry Winks, Pierre Hojbjerg, Sergio Reguilon; Lucas Moura, Steven Bergwijn; Harry Kane

Our Predictions

Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham

Tottenham are in good form compared to Chelsea right now and will look forward to getting a result at Stamford Bridge. However, Chelsea cannot afford to lose more points after their draw against Brighton. Both clubs will be equally motivated to get a win which can result in an entertaining match.

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