In a keenly awaited London Derby, Chelsea welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Sunday evening.
Chelsea are the second-best in-form team in the Premier League at the moment, having secured three back-to-back wins since their goalless draw with Manchester United. In addition, they are currently on a six-match winning streak in all competitions after their 2-1 win over Rennes midweek in the Champions League. They are currently third in the points table, sitting just two points below Tottenham.
Spurs sit second in the points table, just one point behind Liverpool, with a game in hand. A win here will take them to the top of the table and two points clear of Liverpool. Last weekend, Tottenham beat Manchester City 2-0 at home, with goals by S H-Min and G Lo Celso. In the Europa League in the midweek, Tottenham comfortably beat Ludogorets Razgrad 4-0 at home.
Last season, Chelsea did the double over Spurs, as the Blues won 2-1 at Stamford Bridge and 2-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Chelsea have beaten Tottenham Hotspur 72 times in 167 previous meetings. Tottenham have won 55 games, while 40 games have ended in draws.
Chelsea have won their last three Premier League games against Tottenham, more than they had in their previous eight against them (W2, D2, L4). They last won more consecutively against them in the competition between Jan. 2000 and Mar 2002 (6).
Chelsea striker T Abraham is looking to score in three consecutive Premier League games for the first time since Sept. 2019. He’s scored 18 Premier League goals since the start of the last season, twice as many as any other player for the Blues.
Tottenham are looking to win five consecutive Premier League games for the first time since December 2018. The Lilywhites will have been top of the Premier League table for at least seven days this season, more than they had in their previous 10 campaigns combined (6 days from 2010-11 and 2019-20).
Tottenham have won just one of their last 34 away games against Chelsea in all competitions (D11, L22), losing the last three in a row since a 3-1 victory in April 2018.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been involved in 16 Premier League goals this season (7 goals, 9 assists), more than any other player. He’s been averaging a goal or assist every 50 minutes so far in the competition this season.
- Match: Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur
- Venue: Stamford Bridge, London
- Date & Time: Nov. 29, 2020, at 10 PM IST
- Injured: None
- Doubtful: None
- Suspended: None
- Injured: T Alderweireld
- Doubtful: None
- Unavailable: M Doherty
Predicted Starting XI
E Mendy (GK); R James, K Zouma, T Silva, B Chilwell; M Kovacic, N Kante, M Mount; H Ziyech, T Abraham, T Werner
Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1)
H Lloris (GK); S Aurier, D Sanchez, E Dier, S Reguilon; M Sissoko, P Hojbjerg; S Bergwijn, T Ndombele, H-Min Son; H Kane
- Chelsea form guide: W-W-W-W-W
- Tottenham form guide: W-W-W-W-W
This is a very difficult game to predict, given the positive run of form of both the teams. Both teams’ defenses have been strong in recent weeks, so it is unlikely that there will be too many goals in this fixture. Given the balanced nature of the two teams, expect an entertaining 1-1 draw.
Howzat Dream Team
- Goalkeeper: H Lloris
- Defenders: K Zouma, B Chilwell, E Dier, S Reguilon
- Midfielders: H Ziyech, P Hojbjerg, T Ndombele
- Forwards: T Werner, T Abraham, H Kane
- Captain: H Kane/T Werner
- Vice Captain: H Ziyech/P Hojbjerg
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