When: Sunday, January 23, 2022, 19:45 GMT
Where: Stamford Bridge, London
Chelsea hosts Tottenham in a matchup that comes briefly following their Carabao Cup clash. In that two-legged clash, the Blues had more success, beating the Spurs on both occasions earning a chance to play in the finals and attack the trophy. This matchup will also have a very big significance because it could affect the final standings and the top four order. Manchester City is way ahead, but all the other teams will try to stay in the Champions League zone, or reach it, which is Tottenham’s goal.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Preview
The Blues disappointed once again, barely escaping death in Brighton, snapping just one point from Amex Stadium, 1-1. We haven’t seen them so pale as if they were in the second half for a long time. Not even against Man City the week before. This draw was the second match in a row without a victory for Tuchel and his unit.
It’s also the fourth in the past five events with under 2.5 scores and the third with only one side netting. A drop in Chelsea’s form is nothing new, as the reigning European champions struggle to find consistency for a long time.
They have five wins and draws in the most recent ten contests at Stamford. Some of those clashes in which they weren’t able to take three points were, in fact, the main reason why City left them far behind in the standings.
The Spurs posted an incredible win over Leicester on the road this Wednesday. Steven Bergwijn scored two goals in less than one minute, deep in the stoppage time. The Dutch fella knocked out the Foxes like no one before.
Since Antonio Conte arrived, Tottenham didn’t lose in the Premier League contests, and so far, they are providing many different performances in this competition compared to all others.
In just one of EPL events, the Spurs haven’t netted at least twice under the Italian manager, and that tells a lot about his intention to reach the UCL next season. It appears that Conte is willing to sacrifice everything in order to finish in the top four, and this event might have a major impact on that plan.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Head to Head
The Carabao Cup semis saw Chelsea winning in both legs, the first at Stamford, 2-0, and in the rematch at Tottenham’s stadium, 0-1. For the moment, the Blues didn’t lose to Tottenham in the latest six head-t0-head meetings, and we need to say that their first EPL contest in this campaign saw Chelsea’s confident victory on the road 0-3.
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Chelsea vs Tottenham Possible Lineups
Chelsea: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger; Hudson-Odoi, Kante, Jorginho, Alonso; Mount, Lukaku, Ziyech.
Tottenham: Lloris; Tanganga, Sanchez, Davies; Emerson, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Winks, Reguilon; Lucas, Kane
Chelsea vs Tottenham Prediction
Neither side impressed us in recent times. Even though they didn’t have frequent losses and failures, both Chelsea and Tottenham aren’t playing well. Our pick for this one would be both teams to score, for the sole reason, and that is the fact that Tottenham didn’t beat Chelsea’s keepers this season. Both these units have problems in defense, and we should see at least one hit on both ends.
Our verdict: Both teams to score