15:00 GMT 01 April 2018
After an international break that felt like it lasted a lifetime, the Premier League has returned and two of its heavyweights face off on Sunday afternoon. Tottenham make the short trip across London to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge as both sides look to boost their chances of a top-four finish. Spurs are hanging on to fourth place but with the Blues in fifth, they are far from confirming their place in next season’s Champions League.
Matches between Chelsea and Tottenham are always entertaining and with both teams scoring in four of their last five meetings, it’s always a great contest. Marcos Alonso stole the show in the most recent one as his two goals, either side of Michy Batshuayi’s own goal, secured the points for the Blues at Wembley. In the last 18 fixtures in all competitions between these sides, Spurs have managed just two wins, a record they’ll be hoping to change.
To keep hopes of a top-four finish alive, Chelsea must win on Sunday. They are without David Luiz in the backline while Thibaut Courtois and Andreas Christensen face late fitness tests to assess whether they’re ready.
Latest matches: Chelsea FC
|18.03.2018||FA C||Leicester City||Chelsea FC||1:2||W|
|14.03.2018||UEFA||FC Barcelona||Chelsea FC||3:0||L|
|10.03.2018||Prem||Chelsea FC||Crystal Palace||2:1||W|
|04.03.2018||Prem||Manchester City||Chelsea FC||1:0||L|
|25.02.2018||Prem||Manchester United||Chelsea FC||2:1||L|
Three points for the visitors would see them open up a gap of eight points over Chelsea in the race for fourth place, some much-needed breathing room. The absence of Kane will hit them hard but they don’t have to worry about any other injuries.
Latest matches: Tottenham Hotspur
|17.03.2018||FA C||Swansea City||Tottenham Hotspur||0:3||W|
|11.03.2018||Prem||Bournemouth AFC||Tottenham Hotspur||1:4||W|
|07.03.2018||UEFA||Tottenham Hotspur||Juventus Turin||1:2||L|
|03.03.2018||Prem||Tottenham Hotspur||Huddersfield Town||2:0||W|
|28.02.2018||FA C||Tottenham Hotspur||Rochdale FC||6:1||W|
There is rarely a dull fixture between these two sides and this one should be no different with both teams looking to take a huge win. With home advantage, Chelsea are slight favourites but with Tottenham in much better form, the visitors will pose a serious threat. Kane’s injury will play to Chelsea’s strengths but they must be wary of the other danger men for Spurs.
01 April 2018 - 15:00 GMT
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