Tottenham vs Chelsea Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. In the first match of Round 2 in Premier League, Tottenham host Chelsea at Wembley. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Tottenham vs Chelsea.
Tottenham vs Chelsea Match Preview
Tottenham started the new season in Premier League with victory over Newcastle United 0-2, but in the second round they will have much stronger opponent – city rivals Chelsea FC. They dominated in the first round and keep the same quality from the previous season, so home side want to make another good performance and take another three points. Kane, Alli and Eriksen still play together in the attack, so visitors will have many problems to secure their net. Tottenham didn’t lose at home against Chelsea in the last four matches (2-2-0), so their primary goal is to stay unbeaten, but they will try to do their best and beat last season champions. Their rivals are in a very poor form, without few important players, so Mauricio Pochettino believes that the match against Blues is coming in the right moment. This game will be the first one in new season at Wembley, so that’s another reason to beat big city rivals.
Chelsea won the title in Premier League last season, but it’s questionable are they capable to repeat that success in the new season. They lost against Burnley 2-3 in the first round, so if Blues want to stay in the race for the title, they have to make good result against Tottenham. Visitors are in a very bad position because Cahill and Fabregas are both suspended, while Hazard is still out due to injured. Pedro also picked up an injury, but they are some chances to play on this game. Diego Costa is still in the club, but he will definitively leave Chelsea in this transfer window. The decision to sell Nemanja Matic to Manchester United was the big mistake and they need some more quality players in order to fight for the title this season. Bakayoko joined Chelsea, but he is still injured, so Antonio Conte will have many problems to make good lineup against Spurs. The newcomer Alavaro Morata could be the only shine spot in visitors’ squad, but we will see is he good enough to help his teammates to avoid defeat.
Home side miss N’Koudou, while Trippier is doubtful. On the other side, visitors will be without suspended Cahill and Fabregas, Hazard is injured, while Pedro and Bakayoko are both doubtful.
Tottenham vs Chelsea Predicted Lineups
Tottenham: Lloris; Dier, Vertonghen, Alderweireld; Trippier, Mousa Dembele, Wanyama, Davies; Eriksen, Harry Kane, Dele Alli.
Chelsea: Courtois; Rudiger, David Luiz, Christensen; Azpilicueta, Willian, Kante, Alonso; Moses, Morata, Batshuayi.
Tottenham vs Chelsea Predictions
Home side play their first official game at Wembley, so they will be fully motivated to win this game upfront their supporters. Visitors have to play much better, after disaster in the first round, so they will try to make good result against city rivals. I expect interesting match between Tottenham vs Chelsea and at least three goals.
Tottenham vs Chelsea Betting Tip: over 2.5 goals @ 1.85 (Bet365)