In what could be a crucial London derby this weekend, Chelsea and Tottenham will be desperate to gain a top-four advantage when they face off at Stamford Bridge on Saturday lunchtime.
Hit with a shock 2-0 defeat against an inconsistent Manchester United in West London on Monday night, Frank Lampard’s youngsters have seen their top-four buffer cut to just a single point after what has been an extended rut on home soil.
On the flip side, now unable to call upon both attacking talismans Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son due to injury, Spurs could only watch as RB Leipzig picked up a 1-0 win in the first leg of their Champions League showdown in midweek.
Also continuing to show some worrying issues outside of North London, Jose Mourinho will be more than aware of his side’s woeful recent record against his former employers.
Including being hit with a 2-0 defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium over the festive period, Chelsea have won each of their last three meetings against their bitter rivals and a similar Blues victory can be found at 4/5 with Ladbrokes.
Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge headache
While Frank Lampard’s youngsters may have really caught the eye at the start of the season, the former England midfielder has seen his side start to show some real signs of fatigue.
Seeing their top-four buffer cut down from 10 points to just one, the Blues were hit with a 2-0 defeat against Manchester United amidst VAR controversy on Monday and watched the Red Devils complete a Premier League double without conceding a goal for the first time since 1965.
While Chelsea may have their own Champions League showdown against former foes Bayern Munich on the horizon, the former top-flight champions have failed to win any of their last four league appearances and have continued to show some glaring issues at Stamford Bridge.
Including back-to-back defeats against Southampton and Bournemouth, Lampard’s side have landed just a sole Premier League victory in West London since the 4th of December.
Even more worrying for fans around Stamford Bridge, now shipping a pair of goals in each of their last three matchups on the spin, you might be interested to know that betting offers like the Blues can be found at 9/4 with Bet365 to once again ship over 1.5 goals this weekend.
Watching German outfit RB Leipzig pick up a 1-0 win in North London in their Champions League first-leg in midweek, Spurs have come crashing back down to earth after opening February with three victories on the bounce.
While Jose Mourinho’s men might sit just one point adrift of claiming their spot in the top-four, the Lilywhites have continued to show some worrying issues on the road.
Saturday’s guests have failed to win any of their last four matches on their travels and have remarkable landed just a trio of Premier League wins on the road since the 20th of January 2019.
Still rocked by the news that Mourinho expects South Korean ace Heung-Min Son to miss the remainder of the season after breaking his arm at Villa Park last weekend, Spurs are also still unable to call upon skipper Harry Kane for the foreseeable future.
Drawing a blank against Leipzig on Wednesday night and also failing to find the net against Chelsea in their 2-0 defeat back in December, you might be interested to know that Mourinho’s men can be found priced at 13/8 with Betfair to draw another blank on Saturday lunchtime.