Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur tips underdogger
The defiant act of Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in the Carabao Cup final when he refused to leave as manager Maurizio Sarri tried to sub him will be replayed more and more in the Chelsea training session and matches in the foreseeable future but one thing that is clear is that the Chelsea family is a disunited one. Well they will want to quickly forget about the incident and replay the great show they had against Manchester City in the second half when they host Tottenham Hotspur in this tough London derby which has a lot of bearing in the top four race, especially where Chelsea is involved. Spurs are coming straight from a defeat to Burnley, which further painted badly their away record in the recent matches, and they will be hoping for a better outing at Stamford Brigde. The loss to Burnley brought to an end a run of four straight wins and Spurs now will have to bear the thought of having to try to get to their best at a tough venue, having lost each of their last three away matches, including one at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea, on the flipside, have five wins in their last six home matches and in the Premier League, they have managed three wins and three clean sheets in their last five matches at home. Spurs have a loss in their most recent away match in the Premier League but before that they had picked four straight wins and scored two or more goals in the process. They have lost three away games in the 13 played in the Premier League this season, and all the rest have been wins, while they haven’t failed to score in any of the 13 away league games. Only two of the last 10 meetings between these two sides have ended in draws and only one had ended goalless. Seven of the 10 matches have ended in over 2.5 goals and both sides have also scored in seven of the 10. Each side has won four in the last eight meetings and none of those has ended in draws.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur tips Marc Lawrenson
I thought Chelsea played well in the Carabao Cup final, but what happened with Kepa Arrizabalaga obviously overshadowed any improvement in their performance. Maurizio Sarri needs to sort out Kepa but a telling off and a fine is all it will take. The problem with what happened is that it gives the impression that the manager is not in control and, on the back of the results he has had, it makes a bad situation even worse. But it is done and now they both just need to move on. If they do, then as the number one Kepa should be in goal for this game and he will have the chance to redeem himself on the pitch. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino also had a frustrating weekend. He was in the news for his reaction after Saturday's defeat by Burnley. I had predicted a draw, knowing that Harry Kane was coming back. Part of my thinking was that, when a team's best player is out, you get a little bit extra from all the other players. When he returns, they relax a tiny bit. It is going to take time for Kane to get back to his best but Spurs are on a tough run. They have got the north London derby against Arsenal coming up at the weekend too. Source: BBC
Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur tips kamsaian6
Chelsea is on the pressure to win while Tottenham are on the pressure of maintaining their current position