In arguably the most important Premier League fixture this weekend, Chelsea will play hosts to Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
The Blues have slipped out of the top-four in the recent weeks, and this is a must-win game for them if they want Champions League football next season.
After back-to-back defeats to Manchester clubs in the league, Chelsea got back to winning ways with a 2-1 home win over Crystal Palace. Prior to the international break, the Blues also confirmed their spot in FA Cup last-four with an extra-time win over Leicester City.
As things stand, Chelsea occupy the fifth spot in the table with 56 points. They are five points behind their fourth-placed opponents with only eight games left to play this season.
Antonio Conte’s side doesn’t have much time left to cover this deficit and they must start this Sunday. However, it won’t be an easy task to tame Spurs, who are undefeated in their last 12 games in the league.
They come into this on the back of four consecutive wins in the league, and they have also secured their spot in FA Cup semi-finals.
A win would most certainly confirm Spurs’ top-four finish, but we don’t see them getting a win without Harry Kane in this game.
Earlier this season, Chelsea claimed a 2-1 win over Spurs at Wembley Stadium.
Chelsea vs Tottenham – Match Facts
Spurs have managed only four wins in their last eleven away games in Premier League.
Chelsea are undefeated in their last 22 home games against Spurs in all competitions.
Chelsea have won nine of their last eleven league games at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs Tottenham – Team News
The hosts have only two injury concerns in David Luiz and Ross Barkley.
Spurs will without their talisman striker Harry Kane.
Chelsea vs Tottenham – Match Odds
Chelsea are favourites to win in the betting market, and they are available at their best odds of 7/5 at Betfred. We think that they are good value considering Spurs will be without Kane. We are backing a home win as our prediction.
A draw is available at 12/5 odds at BetVictor, and a Spurs win can get you 13/5 odds at the same bookmaker.
Chelsea vs Tottenham – Correct Score Odds
A 1-1 draw is the most popular result in the betting market, and you can back this outcome at the best odds of 6/1 at William Hill.
However, we are backing a 2-1 Chelsea win as our prediction, and this bet is available at 9/1 odds at Bet365.
Chelsea vs Tottenham – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is the favourite to score in the game at his best odds of 15/8 at Paddypower. We are backing the Frenchman to score in the game. Eden Hazard is also a good option at 9/5 odds at BetVictor.
For the visitors, Heung-Min Son is the favourite to score at 12/5 odds at BetVictor.
Chelsea vs Tottenham – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We expect to see at least three goals in the game, and we are backing over 2.5 goals as our prediction in this market. This bet is available at the best odds of 21/20 at Bet365.