Chelsea looked invisible until their clash with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, so it wasn’t a loss but the Sunderland team stopped Chelsea from scoring for the first time this season and there were hints to the probability that there’s still a way to beat this Chelsea team who are still without a loss.
Tottenham come into the matchup with some kind of confidence from their last game. A feisty 2-1 victory over Everton saw Spurs climb to 7th position on the league table, level with bitter rivals, Arsenal and just two points of fourth place occupied by Man.Utd, making them have a hint of belief that maybe there’s still hope to make it into the top four once again.
Chelsea are without Diego Costa after the Spaniard picked up his fifth yellow card against Sunderland, the Blues would have to look up to Didier Drogba or Loic Remy ahead of the Spurs fixture, however with Costa out the key man status shifts to Cesc Fabregas. Fabregas has been a revelation at Chelsea since his arrival and has fit perfectly to the blue jigsaw, assisting 10 goals in 13 league games.
As for Tottenham, their key man is also a midfielder. Christian Eriksen has scored two in his last two league games and like last season he looks to be the brightest of the Spurs pack. No player has created more chances this season that Eriksen for Spurs, the Danish playmaker has created 25 chances for them this season.
Chelsea is undefeated this season in all competitions (W15, D5).
Their last league defeat came on 19 April – a 2-1 home reverses against Sunderland.
Chelsea has won 28 of their last 34 home league games (D5, L1).
Chelsea haven’t lost against Tottenham Hotspur in their last nine matches in all competitions
Didier Drogba has scored three goals and assisted four more in his last eight league games against Spurs.
Tottenham have not registered a single win at Stamford Bridge in any competition since February 1990 when Gary Lineker scored the winning goal in a 2-1 win (W0 D10 L17).
Tottenham Hotspur’s last five games in the Premier League have finished with a 2-1 score line.
Tottenham have lost just one of their last six Premier League away games (W3, D2).
They have won three of their last four league games, losing the other.
Spurs and Chelsea have both won the most points from losing positions in the league this season, both nine.
Only Yaya Toure (14) and Steven Gerrard (12) have scored more Premier League goals from midfield in 2014 than Christian Eriksen (11).
Roberto Soldado ended a run of 627 minutes without a league goal against Everton on Sunday.
Chelsea Likely Line Up
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Head to Head
Tottenham have never won a game at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League. Drawing 8 and Losing 14.
Last Four League Meetings:
08 Mar 2014 Chelsea 4 – 0 Tottenham
28 Sep 2013 Tottenham 1 – 1 Chelsea
08 May 2013 Chelsea 2 – 2 Tottenham
20 Oct 2012 Tottenham2 – 4 Chelsea
It’s obvious from all the stats Spurs always have a hard time at Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho doesn’t seem like the type to have two back to back draws. A Chelsea victory is on the cards for this one, as Spurs running away with any point at all from this game shows Chelsea might not be as potentially invisible as we think.