Tottenham and Chelsea Play the First Derby of London this Season

Published August 20, 2017 by Florin P

Tottenham and Chelsea Play the First Derby of London this Season

The first derby of this Premier League season brings Chelsea to White Hart Lane for a match with Tottenham (4:00 p.m UK Time).

Tottenham started the new season in impressive fashion and managed to win the first game. The toughest opponent yet looms, as Chelsea comes visiting at the White Hart Lane this weekend. Winning the Derby of London would mean a great deal for the Hotspurs, but it won’t come easy. The reigning champions have lost a lot of precious points already and they need to end the slide quickly if they are to defend their title in 2018.

No Important Players Missing for Tottenham

Even though there are four players doubtful ahead of this fixture, only Lamela is certain to miss the match and the team has done well without him. Kane is going to spearhead the offensive and with their inspirational captain on the pitch, Tottenham is likely to do well. Offensively, the team has a better starting formation than its opponents, after some key players have departed from Chelsea.

Back-to-back victories against Juventus and Newcastle reignited optimism about their chances to lift the trophy at the end of the season. Perhaps the most important thing about these victories in that they were secured without Tottenham conceding a single goal. The team will need to close the gaps in the midfield and exercise the same pressure against the more dangerous Chelsea outfit.

Tremendous Pressure on Chelsea Players

The Blues have underperformed in both friendly and official games and they are currently riding a four-game losing streak. This is a terrible performance for the reigning champions and one that doesn’t bode well ahead of this important match. To make matters worse, the team has allowed an average of two goals per game both at home and on the road.

Tottenham is favorite against Chelsea for the first time in several seasons and for a good reason. bet365 Sports offers odds of 11/10 on the home side to prevail, which hold a lot of value under the current circumstances. Players should seize the opportunity and back the hosts to prevail in the Derby of London.

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