Chelsea faces their second London derby in a week with an opportunity to score over a depleted Spurs side after a disappointing league defeat vs Arsenal. A spot in the Carabao cup final is up for grabs with Man City being all but confirmed as the other finalist with a goal first leg lead against Burton.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side will be without Harry Kane & Heung-min Son, with Delle Alli also doubtful with a hamstring injury. All though they displayed a fighting spirit to get all 3 points vs Fulham late on Sunday. Chelsea will be without Ruben Loftus Cheek who is nursing a back problem. The past 2 failures have set a severe pressure for the host from their manager Maurizio Sarri. Chelsea has been unbeaten in 3 matches on the row and their latest win against the likes of Newcastle and Nottingham Forest has sent some positive vibes among the fans despite some defensive tactics from Sarri resulting to a low scoring end.
While Tottenham has been great in all of their matches except for a home defeat to Manchester United. They have won all their five matches and also they kept a clean sheet in 3 games as well.
Predicted Line-ups:
Chelsea: Kepa (GK); Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Barkley; Willian, Higuain, Hazard.
Tottenham: Gazzaniga (GK); Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Trippier, Winks, Dier, Davies; Eriksen, Lamela, Lucas.
My PlayerzPot XI:
PlayerzPot Prediction:
Both the teams possess some weakness, be it poor tactics or list of injuries, it is likely to say that both of them will lead the match to a penalty shootout.