Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur

Premier League



In what can be termed a knockout game for the fourth spot, Chelsea will host Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday at the Stamford Bridge. Antonio Conte’s men are five points behind Tottenham Hotspur and a win in this game is a must for them to keep their hopes of a top-4 finish alive. Tottenham have been in a great form of late winning all their last five games in the Premier League. Chelsea, on the contrary, have found it difficult to keep themselves on the right track with 4 defeats from the last 5 games. It is a must win game more for Chelsea who’ll be very much out of the top 4 race even if they manage a draw against Spurs. History is on Chelsea’s side as well and it will take a heroic effort from Mauricio Pochettino’s men to turn it around.


Match Details:

When: Sunday, April 1st, 08:30 pm IST

Where: Stamford Bridge, London


Form (Recent First):

Chelsea – W L W L L D

Tottenham Hotspur: W W L W W W


Chelsea – Last Result: Chelsea Leicester City (H), Quarter-Finals, FA Cup

Tottenham – Last Result: Tottenham 3-0 Swansea City (H), Quarter-Finals, FA Cup


Chelsea FC Team News:

Probable XI and Subs:

Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Alonso, Christensen; Kante, Fabregas, Zapacosta; Willian, Hazard, Morata

Subs: Giroud, Caballero, Pedro, Bakayoko, Moses, Emerson



GK: Courtois, Caballero, Delac, and Eduardo

Defenders: Rudiger, Christensen, David Luiz, Cahill, Alonso, Emerson, Azpilicueta, Zappacosta, and Wallace Oliveira

Midfielders: Kante, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Drinkwater, Moses, and Barkley

Forwards: Hazard, Morata, Giroud, Pedro, and Willian


Key Players: Willian and Eden Hazard


Tottenham Hotspur Team News:

Probable XI and Subs:


Lloris; Trippier, Rose, Vertonghen, D. Sanchez; Lamela, Dembele; Son, Alli, Eriksen; Llorente

Subs: Vorm, Kane, Wanyama, Died, Sissoko, and Aurier



GK: Lloris, Vorm, and Gazzaniga

Defenders: Alderwiereld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Foyth, Rose, Davies, Aurier, Trippier, and Walker-Peters

Midfielders: Eric Dier, Wanyama, Sissoko, M. Dembele, Winks, Alli, and Eriksen; Son, Lucas, Lamela, Kane, and Llorente


Key Players: Heung-min Son and Dele Alli



Match Prediction

Taking a call on this one is as difficult as it gets. One thing though, that can be expected is a clear-cut winner. A draw is the least likely outcome. Spurs have included Harry Kane in their squad but given his fitness, he is not a likely starter which leaves Spurs with a bit more trouble. Willian is in top form and his performances for Brazil were all the more pleasing for all Chelsea fans. As for the defense is concerned, both sides have got a solid wall but Chelsea’s has been torn apart occasionally. If Chelsea manage to keep that defensive wall intact, it won’t be difficult to contain a Spurs attack without Harry Kane. Our final prediction for this one is Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur.