Chelsea FC only managed two points from their last three league games, while the Spurs managed to get a maximum of nine points. This puts the Lilywhites back to the blues, which currently occupy the coveted fourth place in the Premier League. If José Mourinho and his team succeed in an away win at their old place of work, the reigning Champions League finalist would be back on course towards the premier class in one fell swoop.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Free Betting Tips
However, the Spurs only won one of their last 33 away games at the Blues (eleven draws, 21 defeats), which underlines how difficult it will be.
For example, the Lilywhites with Harry Kane and Heung-min Son are currently injured in the attacking duo that single-handedly scored 20 of the 43 goals in the Premier League this season.
To make matters worse, the Spurs have so far been anything but strong abroad. Only three of the 13 away games in the Premier League have won the London so far. Last, but not least, the 90 minutes from the Champions League duel with RB Leipzig are still in their bones as part of the tight personnel situation.
Chelsea – Statistics & current form
While Liverpool FC has long since rushed away from the competition and Manchester City and Leicester City have defended the places behind, Chelsea FC has long been the clear number four in England. Everything looked like the blues could pull fourth and last starting place for the Champions League under their nails.
Then, however, Frank Lampard’s troop broke down completely in recent weeks. Not a single of the last four league games won the Londoners, who are now only a single point ahead of their city rivals Tottenham with only two of twelve possible points.
Admittedly, the Blues with Arsenal, Leicester and Manchester United also had very strong opponents recently. Nevertheless, the reigning Europa League winner slipped into a tangible crisis at a particularly unfavorable time.
Pioneering days for the blues
After all, two extremely groundbreaking games are imminent in the coming days. Against the Spurs, the lead on the city rivals could on the one hand be expanded to four points, on the other hand the Blues could also lose the Champions League starting place. And just three days after this top game of the Premier League, FC Bayern Munich finally came to Stamford Bridge in the same Champions League.
Against the Reds, Frank Lampard’s troop is in the current form the blatant outsider, but was able to beat the German record champions once when Chelsea spoiled the “Finale dahoam” for Munich in 2012 and won the Henkelpott – as the only London club to date at all.
There were more home defeats 34 years ago
What makes the crisis so incomprehensible is the fact that the Blues trainer currently has no long list of injuries to complain about. Only Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Marco van Ginkel, who is by no means the first choice in the central midfield, are currently not available.
The fact that the multi-million dollar Kepa is currently only sitting on the bench is due to the defeat by coach Frank Lampard, who preferred the 38-year-old Willy Caballero and let it flash that he wanted to sell the regular number one in the summer.
It is all the more surprising that at Chelsea against Tottenham the bookmakers’ odds are clearly moving towards the home side, who have so far been anything but strong at home this season. In all competitions together, the Londoners have already lost seven home games at Stamford Bridge.
The last time there was more home defeat in a whole season was 34 years ago in 1985/86, when eight home bankruptcies were recorded. That also fires our tip for double chance X2 at Chelsea against Tottenham.
Best goal scorers in the league:
🏆 Tammy Abraham (13 goals)
🏆 Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic (5 goals each)
Probable lineup of Chelsea:
➦ Caballero – Azpilicueta – Rüdiger – Christensen – James – Jorginho – Kanté – Pedro – Mount – Hudson-Odoi – Abraham
Last games from Chelsea:
⚽️ 02/17/2020 – Chelsea vs. Manchester United 0-2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 02/01/2020 – Leicester City vs. Chelsea 2-2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – Hull vs. Chelsea 1-2 (FA Cup)
⚽️ 01/21/2020 – Chelsea vs. Arsenal 2-2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/18/2020 – Newcastle vs. Chelsea 1-0 (Premier League)
Tottenham – Statistics & current form
As much as the blues were last, so the Spurs shone in reverse. The reigning finalist of the UEFA Champions League experienced a major setback during the week in the premier class when they lost 1-0 to first-leg debutants RB Leipzig at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. At the national level, things were running smoothly before that.
Not only did Tottenham Hotspur beat the reigning national champion Manchester City 2-0 on February 2, the Lilywhites also bought the ticket to the FA Cup round of 16 just a few days later, where it played at home against Norwich City on March 4, 2020 best chances of reaching the quarter-finals.
Tottenham before the historic 500th away win
In the Premier League, the Spurs recently polished up their partially desolate away record. Last Sunday, the Londoners won 3-2 at Aston Villa, with Heung-min Son scoring the winning goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time.
In the 13th match in foreign positions, this was only the third league win for José Mourinho’s men, who got the corner right in time for this important game at Stamford Bridge.
Now the Londoners are even facing a historical brand. The 3-2 win at Aston Villa marked their 499th away win in the top English division. With the next triumph in the distance, they will break the 500 mark, which has only been achieved six clubs previously – including the blues.
The hospital is getting bigger
Meanwhile, the hospital is worrying. Not only is top scorer Harry Kane still injured, but his strong substitute Heung-min Son is now injured. Both attackers together marked 20 of the Spurs’ 43 goals this season, which is a serious weakening in many ways.
After all, the absence of the two offensive players also robbed the guest coach of the opportunity to rotate significantly after the exhausting Champions League fight on Wednesday evening. The eccentric Portuguese was all the more reluctant to attend the press conference, where he did not send out new campaigns, but referred to the tiredness of his key players.
A psychological trick to take the pressure off? In any case, it is clear that José Mourinho knows how London derbies work. He has already led 56 such duels in his coaching career and won 37 games. No other coach has such a high win rate in London Derbies …
Best goal scorers in the league:
🏆 Harry Kane (11 goals)
🏆 Heung-min Son (9 goals)
Probable lineups of Tottenham:
➦ Lloris – Davies – Alderweireld – Sánchez – Aurier – Winks – Lo Celso – Bergwijn – Fernandes – Alli – Moura
Last games from Tottenham:
⚽️ February 19, 2020 – Tottenham vs. RB Leipzig 0: 1 (Champions League)
⚽️ 02/16/2020 – Aston Villa vs. Tottenham 2: 3 (Premier League)
⚽️ 02/05/2020 – Tottenham vs. Southampton 3-2 (FA Cup)
⚽️ 02.02.2020 – Tottenham vs. Manchester City 2-0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – Southampton vs. Tottenham 1-1 (FA Cup)
Chelsea vs Tottenham Direct comparison
Head to head: 71 – 40 – 54
There have been a total of 165 clashes between Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur so far, and with 71 games won, the majority of all matches between two of the London figureheads went to the blues.
The “head to head” balance is due in particular to the home strength of the Lampard squad, which has lost all competitions to only one of the last 33 games at Stamford Bridge against the Spurs.
Lampard vs Mourinho – the former captain against his ex-coach
Speaking of Lampard: the blues coach, who once played 140 Premier League games under José Mourinho himself, was able to prevail in the first coaching duel with the Portuguese on 22nd December 2019 in a 2-0 away win at Lilywhites.
To date, only one coach in history has managed to win his first two league games in a row against Mourinho: Jaime Pacheco from Boavista Porto, who did this feat in September 2001.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Free Betting Tips
At Chelsea against Tottenham, our prediction is largely influenced by the recent mini-crisis of the home side. Although the Lilywhites rarely convinced away this season, they go into this match with the momentum of three league wins in a row.
This contrasts with blues, which already have as many home defeats in one season than in 34 years. In addition, Chelsea recently scored only two out of twelve possible points.
Key facts – Chelsea vs Tottenham tips
💡 Chelsea have lost only one of their last 33 home games against the Spurs (21 wins, 11 draws)
💡 The away team ultimately won in three of the last five derbies between Chelsea and Tottenham
💡 José Mourinho won 37 of his 56 London Derbies as a coach – none has a higher win rate
So there is a lot to be said for a point win for the guests, which is why we favor the double chance X2 at Chelsea against Tottenham. Because we also do not expect a goal festival, we combine this tip with the market “Under 3.5 goals”, especially since there were no more hits in any of their last four duels.
Competition: Premier League
Date: Feb 22, 2020
Betting Tips: X2 & Under 3.5
Stake: 3/10 units