Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspurs: Football Predictions and Betting Odds
The Premier League enters its 22nd match week as the teams gear up to play quality football. On Thursday night, Spurs is set to face a massive challenge in Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur stadium in what looks a battle between two giant sides.
The home team are distraught after an unexpected loss in their last fixture and would be looking to get back to their best, to get back to top 5.
On the other hand, Chelsea needs to get their issues sorted if they have to contend for the premier league title with a new manager in place. This sets up the perfect platform for an interesting clash in Spurs’ backyard.
Tottenham lost last two of their games and currently they are at 6th position in points table while Chelsea is coming off a win against Burnley. They are one position below Spurs in points table.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspurs: Football Predictions and Betting Odds : Offensive and defensive stats
Spur’s prime striker Harry Kane is expected to return in two weeks after suffering from an injury.
Steven Bergwijn who has replaced Kane has so far scored 2 goals and involved in 2 assists in 24 appearances for the side with 83.6% pass success. He also enjoys 1.1 shots per game and has an exceptional rating of 6.50 so far.
He will be accompanied by Son Hueng-Min who is on a roll with 19 goals and 7 assists in 33 matches underlining his significance in this eleven. The Korean forward is exceptional in the air and accounts for 1.8 shots, 1.7 key passes and 1 dribble per game.
The Chelsea needs to regroup to get back to winning ways. Tammy Abraham has been out of sorts for the side whereas Mason Mount is looking in imperious touch with 5 goals and 4 assists this season. In addition to 87.9% pass-accuracy he has 1.6 shots per game, 2 key passes and 1.1 dribbles per game so far.
Hakim Ziyech has been a prime candidate in the forward who creates chances by giving key passes. He has 5 goals and 3 assists in 22 games along with 78.6% pass accuracy.
Olivier Giroud has 14 goals in 28 games with 70.9% success in passes in addition to 1.8 shots on target.
Tottenham Hotspurs are ahead in attack.
Tanguy Ndombele strengths include dribbling, long shots along with providing vital contribution in terms of defense. He has scored 5 goals and has assisted on 2 occasions so far along with a rating of 7.01.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has also been an important candidate in the lineup with decent numbers. He has 1 goal and 3 assists with a passing rate of 88.3% in addition with 2.4 tackles per game.
Jorginho is an integral part of Chelsea’s midfield with the new manager Tuchel backing him. He has a rating of 6.89 and has created 0.7 key passes in every game so far.
Mateo Kovacic is a versatile candidate who has mastered passing, tackling and dribbling. He has 90.8% pass success along with 2 goals and 3 assists. He has also accounted to 1.6 tackles and 0.8 interceptions in every outing.
Tottenham Hotspurs are ahead.
The Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld who sat out sit out for four weeks after picking up an injury is back in the side. He enjoys 82.6% success in passes and has at least 1.8 tackles per game along with 0.6 interceptions and 4.1 clears.
He will be supported by Eric Dier who is a very good blocker and can counter attack. He has 84.3% success while passing and is great in aerial duels winning 2.8 per match along with ratings of 6.71 in this season.
Aurier who is looking to move back to PSG will be replaced by Ben Davies. He is a strong blocker and is aggressive in aerial duels with an overall rating of 6.74 this season.
For Chelsea, the combo of Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Azpilicueta and Ben Chilwell will have to secure the defense to hold a clean sheet.
Antonio Rudiger has been exceptional in passing, aerial duels and ball interceptions. He has 0.9 tackles, 2.7 clears, 2.1 aerials and 91.9% success in completing passes.
Thiago Silva will be the experienced hand in the backline. In the 24 premier league games he has been part of, he managed 1.5 interceptions, 3.9 clears and 0.6 blocks per game along with 93.1% pass completion rate.
Ben Chilwell has 2 goals and 4 assists in 24 games along with 81.6% pass success and 1.2 tackles per game so far.
Chelsea is ahead.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspurs: Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Predicted lineup
The predicted lineup for this exciting clash is as follows:
Spurs XI: Hugo Lloris, Ben Davies, Eric Dier, Matt Doherty, Alderweireld, Rodon, Ndombele, Hojbjerg, Son, Bergwijn and Lucas Moura.
Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Ben Chilwell, Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Jorginho, Kovacic, Mason Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech and Giroud.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspurs: Football Predictions and Betting Odds : Recent form
Tottenham Hotspur who liked having one of the best runs in the premier league have hit roadblocks suddenly. They currently have 9 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in 20 appearances.
They have achieved victories against Southampton, United, City, Burnley, West Brom, Brighton, Arsenal and Leeds this season which speaks highly of their consistency.
On the other hand, they were slightly disappointed with consecutive defeats against Liverpool and Leicester, but made sure that they corrected their mistakes in the coming games with victories against Leeds and Sheffield.
They are currently on a two-match losing streak which they would want to turn around against Chelsea.
Chelsea looked like the favorites to win the premier league this season. To their dismay, things haven’t panned out their way in 2021 so far. Their campaign started going downhill in December when they managed to grab just 4 points in 6 matches.
This trend continued as they lost their first fixture of the year against City comprehensively. Despite getting 3 points against Fulham, they were thrashed against Leicester City.
They were held to a draw against Wolves but finally managed a win under their new manager Thomas Tuchel. This meant that they were stuck in 7th place after 21 games.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspurs: Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Head-to-head:
Matches: 55: Spurs: 10 Chelsea: 30 Draw: 15
Last 5 meetings: Chelsea – 4, Spurs – 0, Draw – 1.
Recent Meeting: Chelsea were held by Spurs for a goal-less draw in a Premier League fixture
Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspurs: Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Predicted winner
The betting platforms and prediction experts are expecting the Blues to come on top with the home team having a significant chance going into the clash.
According to FCTables, it has given 45% chance of victory to Chelsea whereas Spurs has got 27% chance to grab three points. Oddschecker who are known for giving the best odds have also suggested the visitors to be in the driver seat at 11/9 whereas the Spurs are far behind at 27/10.
Another platform FiveThirtyEight have gone on to give 41% chance for Chelsea whereas their rivals have a formidable chance of 33% in this battle.