Our prediction for this Premier League match:
There will be fireworks when Tottenham and Chelsea face each other in the North London derby on Monday evening. Spurs have been producing splendid performance under Ange Postecoglou this term, with the team leading the chase for the Premier League trophy and it is no wonder the odds for home win have been dropping. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Korea forward Heung-Min Son, who sealed the victory against Palace, while all Ivan Perisic, Manor Solomon, Ryan Sessegnon, and Hugo Lloris remain in the recovery room. Defender Destiny Udogie should be fit for the match.
The Blues, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Brentford and seeing that new boss Mauro Pochettino has yet to find an ideal starting XI, we are tempted to put our money on the league leaders. The good news for the away team is that both Mykhailo Mudryk and Enzo Fernandez should be fit for the local derby.
Highlighted Player (Heung-min Son):
Over the years Son Heung-Min has established himself as one of the best Asian footballers. Son is a Tottenham Hotspur first-team regular and he played a very important role in Mauro Pochettino’s team in the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign, scoring 12 goals, while making 37 appearances in the process.
The South Korean footballer, who is well known for his speed and a very powerful shot, was born in Chuncheo on 8 July 1992 and he began his youth career at FC Seoul. In 2008 he moved to Hamburger SV, but he made his senior debut for the Bundesliga club two years later. In 2013 he signed a deal with fellow German side Bayer Leverkusen and he scored 21 goals in 62 appearances in the Bundesliga for the BayArena outfit.
In 2015 he signed a five-year contract with Spurs for a fee of £22 million. Son Heung-min made his South Korea debut in a friendly against Syria in 2010.
Highlighted Team (Chelsea):
Over the years Chelsea have established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the English Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo helped the team win their first ever Champions League trophy (2011/2012), but it has to be noted that they were more than fortunate to beat Bayern Munich in the title game.
Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and the UEFA Europa League. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash.
After lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, the Blues largely struggled in the next campaign, which saw Jose Mourinho’s second spell with the club come to an end, and Antoine Conte went over to take the reigns for the 2016/2017 season.