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Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea

November 06, 2023

8:00 pm GMT

Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea match preview

Two fierce London rivals go head-to-head in this highly-anticipated Monday night extravaganza.

In recent decades, Chelsea have been the ones seeking to pull clear at the top of the table, with Tottenham often languishing in mid-table, although the script has completely flipped right now.

Ange Postecoglou has become just the third manager in Premier League history to be unbeaten after ten matches in the competition, after Frank Clark (Nottingham Forest, 1994) and Maurizio Sarri (Chelsea, 2018).

The Australian’s points tally at this stage of 26 is unrivalled, with his Spurs team coming into this one following four successive victories, most-recently leaving Selhurst Park 2-1 winners ten days ago.

An own goal broke the deadlock, before Son Heung-min converted Tottenham’s sole shot on target of the night.

Thus, the Lilywhites have spent the last 30 days top of the Premier League table, but need a win here to reclaim first place.

Chelsea meantime are all the way down in 11th; even if they had been awarded seven points for a win, as oppose to the conventional three, they’d still be below their cross-town rivals.

Last weekend, the Blues suffered their annual home defeat to Brentford, comprehensively beaten by the struggling Bees, meaning they’ve won just two of their last seven league outings.

On Wednesday night, Mauricio Pochettino’s team did at least reach the Carabao Cup quarter-finals, ousting Blackburn Rovers 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, with Benoît Badiashile and Raheem Sterling scoring.

This means the Blues have won as many EFL Cup home games this season (3) as they’ve won Premier League home matches in 2023.

Here, on the road of course, this’ll be Pochettino’s first return to Tottenham since being sacked in November 2019, expected to receive a warm welcome, that’ll subside when the game actually kicks off of course.

Having won 2-0 in February, back when it was Antonio Conte’s team downing Graham Potter’s outfit, Spurs are now targeting back-to-back home league wins over Chelsea for the first time since 2010.

Given the form of both sides involved, we cannot see past a home win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Tottenham Hotspur team news

With no European of EFL Cup commitments, Spurs have had a bumper ten days to prepare for this one, meaning Ange Postecoglou could name an unchanged XI.

The biggest question mark can be found at left-back, where Ben Davies deputised for the stricken Destiny Udogie, who’s not expected to be back, at Selhurst Park, before being ruthlessly hooked at half time.

With Ryan Sessegnon and Ivan Perišić also in the treatment room, if Davies isn’t selected again, Emerson could fill-in on the wrong-side, as he did for the second half at Crystal Palace.

Higher up on the flank, fit again Brennan Johnson may well displace Richarlison, who is about the only player not flourishing under Postecoglou’s guidance.

Yves Bissouma, who’s only just back from a different ban, would miss Saturday’s trip to Molineux suspended if booked here.

Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Vicario; Porro, van de Ven, Romero, Emerson; Sarr, Bissouma, Kuluševski, Maddison, Johnson; Son Heung-min.

Chelsea team news

In some much-needed good news for Chelsea, Reece James started for the first time since the opening day on Wednesday, lasting an hour against Blackburn, so can the club captain make the difference from right-back?

Mauricio Pochettino selected, more-or-less, his strongest XI for that Carabao Cup tie, with Levi Colwill and Moisés Caicedo, both of whom came on, amongst the small group of first team players no starting.

The only other is Thiago Silva who, given that he’s 39 years old, was given a much-needed night off.

Benoît Badiashile marked his return with a goal in the League Cup, and he is likely to be chosen over Axel Disasi as the other centre-back.

With Mykhailo Mudryk out injured, the front three will remain unchanged, featuring Raheem Sterling, who’s previously scored eight times against Spurs, only netting more frequently against four clubs.

These are Bournemouth, Watford, Newcastle and Southampton, in case you were wondering.

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Sánchez; James, Thiago Silva, Badiashile, Colwill; Caicedo, Fernández, Gallagher; Palmer, Sterling, Jackson.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".