Chelsea v Tottenham preview

Chelsea host Tottenham in which looks like their hardest fixture so far this season. The Blues have won five out of five this season, and have a great home record against the Lilywhites, but the games are always hard-fought, exciting games. I’ll never forget the 4-4 draw that we were all treated to the season before last.

For Chelsea, Yuri Zhirkov is still waiting to make his debut, and Joe Cole and Paulo Ferreira are both back in training after long term injuries, but the club is hoping to see all three back in action against QPR in the Carling Cup on Tuesday. the defender Alex is still out too.

Didier Drogba and Jose Bosingwa will be back in the fold after their suspension for the Porto game in midweek, and Ancelotti has promised to play his stromgest team. It will be interesting to see what line-up he thinks is his best today.

Tottenham are looking forward to the return of Gomes in goal, but Redknapp will probably stick with Carlo Cudicini against his old club. Their star midfielder Luka Modric is still injured, and Spurs are also missing Michael Dawson and Jonathon Woodgate. Gareth Bale could make his long awaited return.

Chelsea are battling to wins in every game so far, and regularly win the game in the last minute, and are even more used to having to come from behind, so this could prove to be another exciting fixture between the two clubs.

Tottenham are playing their best football for years under Harry Redknapp, and four wins in their four opening games just shows how far they have come, but last weeks loss to Man Utd exposed their level as just under top four materiel, and i expect Chelsea to continue their winning ways in a difficult encounter.

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