Chelsea vs Tottenham: Preview, Betting tips and Predictions - The race for Champions League spot
Chelsea vs Tottenham
SAT 22 FEB 2020
Jose Mourinho returns to his old club, his first love in England and undoubtedly the most successful manager in the history of the Stamford Bridge outfit, and he’s visiting at a very crucial time too.
Manchester City are fighting a ban in court, which means fifth-place could make it to the Champions League.
Spurs currently occupy that position but things are changing quickly with just a point separating them from brave Sheffield in 6th and just two above United in 7th after the Old Trafford side beat Chelsea away on Monday.
Spurs are without the duo of Harry Kane and Heung Min Son for the rest of the season and will have to make do with Lucas Moura upfront.
Chelsea are horrible at home, losing so much that you wonder if they had an agenda, not for lack of effort really but they need to be better.
The loss to Manchester United comes too heavy to bear in the face of loads of hectic fixtures, they have a date in Europe on Tuesday against Bayern, now the question is: What is their priority?
N'Golo Kante is doubtful as a result of the adductor injury he picked up against Manchester United.
Tammy Abraham, Andreas Christensen, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic are all doubtful as well.
Lampard starts by reporting on injuries in the squad: 'N'Golo Kante is not fit, he has a muscle injury and will be out for three weeks. Pulisic is not fit. Tammy has trained and is in the squad. Christensen went to get a mask for a broken nose but is available.'#CHETOT— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 21, 2020
Frank confirms that Ruben Loftus-Cheek is in the squad for tomorrow's game against Tottenham. He won't be fit to start but it's another positive step in the midfielder's comeback from a long-term injury.#CHETOT— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 21, 2020
Tottenham's Erik Lamela and Tanguy Ndombele could all be included in the starting lineup after their return to match fitness as they came on as substitutes against RB Leipzig.
Head coach Jose Mourinho must decide who to play in attack in the absence of Son Heung-min and Harry Kane.
TEAM NEWS:— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 21, 2020
🔹 @JuanMFoyth (groin) - late stages of conditioning.
🔹 @HKane (hamstring) - continuing rehabilitation.
🔹 @MoussaSissoko (knee) - commenced on-field rehabilitation.
🔹 Heung-Min Son (arm) - recovering following surgery.#THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/GOH7rVXvZw
Betting Prediction: Both teams to score