Tottenham Hotspur – Chelsea FC
It’s not only in Germany that the ball will be rolling again next weekend. Exciting games are also scheduled on the island in the next few days. Above all, Sunday in the Premier League is a London derby. The Spurs from the north have the Blues as guests and both teams are playing a completely different season. Find out who could come out on top in our Tottenham – Chelsea tip.
Looking at the table, we can expect two completely different starting positions. The hosts from north London are in fourth place with 42 points and Spurs are well on the way to qualifying for the top flight. Upcoming opponents Chelsea, seem to be becoming more and more of a laughing stock on the island. The Blues have been without a win in the league for four games and with their 31 points, Graham Potter’s team are only in tenth place.
Tottenham – Chelsea info:
– Date & Time: 26/02/2023, 14:30.
– Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
– Competition: Premier League, Matchday 25
– TV coverage: Sky
Tottenham Form & Balance Check
London Spurs have shown an appropriate reaction to the two bitter defeats in the league (1:4 against Leicester) and in the Champions League (0:1 against Milan). Tottenham faced West Ham on the last matchday and the north Londoners won 2-0 against the Hammers. Emerson Royal and Son scored the goals for Spurs.
Thanks to the win against the Hammers and Liverpool FC’s victory over Newcastle, Tottenham jumped up to fourth place. If we’re honest, Spurs’ remaining games in the league will be about nothing more than qualifying for the top flight.
Is Kane making the drop?
Harry Kane is without question one of the best strikers of his time. However, the now 29-year-old Englishman has never won a major title in his career. In the league, it was never enough for more than a third place and in the premier league, the final 2019 was the highest of feelings. Logically, Spurs’ record goalscorer is thinking about his future.
At Tottenham, Kane still has a contract until next year. Next summer would therefore be the last chance for Kane to cash in once more. Just how important he is for his team’s play is shown once again by the bare figures. This season Kane has scored 17 goals in 23 PL games.
Tottenham facts & analysis
– 4th place in the Premier League
– Won last home game against Man City
– Last win 2-0 against West Ham
Chelsea form & balance check
The Blues from London are increasingly making a laughing stock of themselves. Those in charge of the 2021 Champions League winners spent over half a billion euros on new players in the last two transfer windows, only to finish a disappointing tenth in the Premier League. In all likelihood, the Blues will not be playing in the Champions League next season and even the Europa League is miles away at the moment. It is not least the games against the supposedly smaller teams in the league that are breaking the Blues’ neck this season. Most recently, they suffered a 1-0 defeat against bottom side Southampton.
Who’s going to score the goals?
Felix, Havertz, Sterling, Mudryk, Madueke & Co. and yet there are only 23 goals in the league. This yield is unworthy considering the squad and we can be curious who the Blues will treat themselves to in the coming transfer window. It will be important in the coming weeks that Graham Potter finally finds a solution to the problems in attack. Chelsea must deliver in a fortnight at the latest, because then the second leg against Borussia Dortmund in the top flight is on the agenda. Chelsea FC lost the first leg narrowly with 0:1.
Chelsea facts & analysis
– Currently 10th in the Premier League
– Last lost 0:1 against Southampton
– Only 23 goals scored
Predicted line-up – last updated 25 Feb 2023
The hosts from north London will go into the upcoming game in a 3-4-2-1. Coach Conte will once again go with Kane, Kulusevski and Son up top. Emerson will put pressure on the right side and Perisic on the left. So we don’t expect any big surprises for Spurs. The opponents Chelsea, on the other hand, are likely to rotate. James will play for the injured Azpilicueta. In the centre, Badiashile and Koulibaly will play again. Havertz is likely to start up front as the only top player.
Tottenham – Chelsea direct comparison & stats
Both teams have faced each other in 175 games so far and the direct comparison clearly goes to Chelsea. The Blues won 77 games, Tottenham 54 and in addition there are 43 draws. Chelsea have won five of their last six games against Spurs.
– The average of goals scored in a meeting between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea FC is 2.4.
– The last match ended in a draw. (2-2)
– Harry Kane is the top scorer with 17 goals. Kai Havertz scored 5 times for Chelsea FC.
– Chelsea FC have not won for 5 matches