Chelsea's Lead Is Threatened by Resurgent TottenhamPublished November 26, 2016 by Florin P
Chelsea and Tottenham meet at Stamford Bridge in a match that can strip the Blues of their lead in the Premier League (5:30 p.m UK Time).
Chelsea has turned its season around and is currently at the top of the Premier League after 12 rounds. Their performance on the road is impressive, but what dazzles the eye is the manner in which they play at Stamford Bridge. This is the place where they take on Tottenham over the weekend, trying to capitalize on the visitors’ busy schedule.
A War on Two Fronts for Tottenham
The Spurs are playing in the Champions League where they try to salvage a campaign derailed by the home defeat to Leverkusen. Fatigue is taking its toll on the team and recent results are rather disappointing in all competitions. They managed to scrap a draw against Arsenal, but their opponents played better and should have won.
Harry Kane is back in the starting formation and this shows. Their most prolific scorer saved the team over the weekend after scoring twice in the last minutes of regulation time. Overall, Tottenham was lucky to win points in games they didn’t deserve and it’s very likely that their luck will run out against Chelsea.
The Premier League Is All That Matters
The Blues had an abysmal season last year and were unable to qualify for a European cup. The upside is that their footballers can focus exclusively on the Premier League, a trophy that they need to win this year. So far everything goes according to the plan and the team is finally at full strength. Defensively they meet and exceed expectations, limiting opponents to an average of one goal per match.
The season break served them well and both Hazard and Diego Costa have return to fitness. With a starting formation that includes their most prolific strikers, Chelsea should be able to take advantage of Tottenham’s struggles. bet365 Sports is surprisingly generous and offers odds of 9/10 on this outcome, making it easy for punters to back the home side at full stakes.