The Premier League continues this weekend, with blockbuster fixtures and early-season six-pointers. For today’s betting tip, we’ll be focusing on the massive clash between Nuno Espirito Santo’s Tottenham Hotspur and the reigning European champions Chelsea.
Tottenham Hotspur’s perfect start to the Premier League was upended by Crystal Palace last weekend. Spurs went into the game as heavy favorites, however important absentees alongside a red card left Tottenham with a 3-0 defeat. They now sit sixth in the table with nine points after four matchdays.
As previously mentioned, Tottenham was missing key players when they visited Selhurst Park. Giovani Lo Celso, Cristian Romero, and Davinson Sanchez were quarantined whilst Heung Min Son picked up an injury. The South American trio’s quarantine ends on the 19th, so their availability remains to be seen. Heung Min Son remains injured, Eric Dier is a doubt after limping off against Palace, and Japhet Tanganga will serve the first game of his suspension.
Chelsea continued their unbeaten start to the Premier League season after dispatching Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel’s side remains impressive defensively with only one goal conceded through four matches. Whilst summer signing Romelu Lukaku has hit the ground running upon his return to London.
Chelsea will again be without defender Reece James for their game against Tottenham Hotspur. The English fullback is serving the second of his three-game suspension when the London sides meet. Kante is gathering fitness and has a 75% chance of being fit whereas Christian Pulisic is likely to miss the match through injury.
Chelsea is entering this fixture on an impressive run of form under Thomas Tuchel. The Blues have only conceded one goal this season and have the squad to continue this form. Additionally, Chelsea has an impressive record against this weekend’s opponents.
Chelsea hasn’t been defeated by Tottenham in their last five – including a 1-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium last campaign. However, Tottenham has fought to a draw with Chelsea on multiple occasions recently. Two games in 2020 finished all square between these two, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if that was the result this weekend.
Chelsea has had plenty of success when these two sides meet. With some of Tottenham Hotspur’s key players’ availability in question, Chelsea shouldn’t lose this match. Despite their attacking talents, both sides tend to keep the level of corners in their games down.
Therefore we’re predicting a Chelsea victory or draw and under 10.5 corners at 59/50 with LeoVegas.