Chelsea vs Tottenham Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Chelsea vs Tottenham in Premier League.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Match Preview
It is the London derby at Stamford Bridge when Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur will be played out in the Premier League on Sunday, April 1. However, there is more context to this than just being a derby as both sides are fighting it out for a top-four spot, so check out our Chelsea vs Tottenham prediction and betting tips.
Defending Champions Chelsea have had a disastrous season so far and are on the brink of missing out on a Champions League spot. They remain in the FA Cup, but their chances of top four look slim as they start this Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur game fifth in the table after 30 games (56 pts, W17, D5, L8). That puts them five points behind Tottenham in the fourth place, which is the final qualification spot. If they lose this weekend, the Blues will fall behind by eight points which will be very difficult to surpass in the remaining seven games after this fixture. However, a win will reduce the deficit to two points and bring Chelsea back in the mix for Champions League qualification! But, with just two wins in their last six games (W2, L4), Chelsea are not in the right frame of form!
Tottenham have picked up momentum in their quest for Champions League qualification and start this game with a five-point cushion. Their form ahead of this Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur encounter is also pretty good with the visitors having stayed unbeaten for 12 games (W9, D3). They have won their last four games in the league on the trot having conceded just one goal in the process. Their away form too is pristine and they are unbeaten in their last six games (W4, D2).
Chelsea vs Tottenham H2H
Chelsea have lost only once in their last seven encounters against Tottenham, winning four and drawing two.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Team News
Chelsea face a decision on the fitness of Thibaut Courtois, who could be racing against time to be fit. David Luiz is also out for the hosts, for whom Ross Barkley is closing on full fitness although he may not feature.
Tottenham are sweating on the fitness of Harry Kane, who at best can be a squad member for the trip. Joining him on the doubtful list is the midfielder Harry Winks.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Probable Line-ups
Chelsea: Caballero (GK), Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso, Willian, Hazard, Morata.
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris (GK), Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Lamela, Alli, Eriksen, Heung-Min.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Prediction
This could be the make-or-break chance for Chelsea, who will be out of the Champions League qualification race if they lose. The absence of Kane could be a massive morale booster and that may spur the hosts to a win. We are backing a draw or a win for the Blues. We also expect Willian to find the back of the net sometime during the game and that is top of our betting tips.