Our prediction for this Premier League match:
There will be fireworks when Tottenham and Chelsea face each other in the London derby on Sunday. Spurs aim to build on a 2-0 win over West Ham, and a triumph over yet another local rival will see them stay in the Champions League berth. Korea international Son Heung Min is pushing for a start after sealing the victory at the weekend, while all Lloris, Sessegnon, Bentacur, and Bissouma are out of contention with injuries.
The Blues, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to relegation-threatened Southampton, and seeing that they are stuck in the middle of the table, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Antonio Conte’s troops. The visitors will be without Mendy, Pulisic, Kante, and Broja in the local derby. Keep in mind, though, that Tottenham have not defeated Chelsea in the Premier League since November 2018.
Highlighted Player (Harry Kane):
Widely regarded as one of England’s best strikers at the moment, Harry Kane enjoyed a meteoric rise at Tottenham Hotspur, scoring 21 Premier League goals during the 2014/2015 campaign to be voted PFA Young Player of the Year.
The highly rated striker went on to surpass that achievement the following season as he helped Tottenham Hotspur mount a serious title challenge for the first time in club’s recent history and he made seamless transition to international football. Kane scored four goals in his first ten appearances for England to prove he was here to stay and at the same time established himself as a first choice striker in Roy Hodgson’s squad ahead of the Euro 2016 finals.
Kane is a modern striker, who is extremely dangerous in the opposition box, but it was some outstanding goals from distance as well as link-up play with teammates that earned him an excellent reputation in world football. Kane is expected to lead both Tottenham and England in years to come, that is if he can resist the lure of top European clubs that continue to cast admiring glances his way.
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.