A fixture that certainly isn’t for the faint hearted, Tottenham and Chelsea renew their rivalry this weekend, and the desire for points could not be greater. Antonio Conte’s men capitalised on Newcastle’s defeat to Liverpool last Sunday to move into the top four, while the Blues are searching desperately for a much-needed win.
Conte wasn’t present at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at the weekend to watch his side bully a lacklustre West Ham, with that result quelling some of the angst from their 4-1 Leicester capitulation the week prior, and moving them into the top four, a result facilitated by Liverpool’s 2-0 win on Tyneside.
With Jurgen Klopp’s men on the charge in the Premier League, Conte will want to consolidate Spurs’ stranglehold on fourth, but Chelsea represent a tough challenge, despite their faltering form. Graham Potter is winless in four and enters this match-up fresh from defeat against managerless Southampton.
He will definitely be feeling the heat in one of the most pressurised hotseats in world football. The Blues are currently 10th in the Premier League table, and have only won two of their last 14 matches. It was a heated contest the last time these clubs met, with Conte and Thomas Tuchel coming to blows at the full-time whistle.
That needle has the potential to spill over onto Sunday, such is the bad blood between these two local rivals.
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After recently becoming Tottenham’s outright record goalscoring and being serenaded at the weekend with a lavish tifo and a pre-match ceremony, Harry Kane will be in the mood to try and further enhance his legacy. So far this season, only Erling Haaland (42) has had more shots on target in the Premier League than Kane (41).
For Chelsea, Raheem Sterling could be the man to make the difference for them. The England international has scored six Premier League goals against Tottenham, including two at White Hart Lane and one at Wembley. He could become the third player to score against Spurs at each of their three home venues in the competition, after Aleksandar Mitrovic and Jamie Vardy.
14 Aug 2022 – Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham – Premier League
23 Jan 2022 -Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham – Premier League
12 Jan 2022- Tottenham 0-1 Chelsea – League Cup
05 Jan 2022 – Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham – League Cup
19 Sep 2021 – Tottenham 0-3 Chelsea – Premier League
It was a tempestuous affair at Stamford Bridge back in August as both clubs shared the spoils, and Conte and Tuchel famously collided after the full-time whistle. Both Kane and Hojbjerg bagged in that game, and if either finds the net on Sunday, then they would become to first player(s) since Gary Lineker in 1990/91 to score home and away league goals against Chelsea in the same season.
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