Tottenham Seeks All Three Points at White Hart Lane Against ChelseaPublished November 29, 2015 by Florin P
Tottenham enjoys rare favorite status against Chelsea in the London Derby (12:00 p.m UK Time).
Winning on the road has been a real challenge for Chelsea throughout the season and after the recent struggles, Tottenham fans have good reasons to be optimistic. They will host the reigning champions and despite the fact that the head to head record is not in their favor, they got a decent chance at claiming all three points. The Derby of London is usually tilted towards the Blues, yet on this particular occasion, the visitors would gladly settle for one point.
Mourinho Strives to End the Slide
Chelsea could surely use all three points, as they sit deep inside the second half of the tables, but this is not the goal they are after. Against Tottenham, the starting formation will feature a single striker and with Hazard still injured, there are not many offensive options in the midfield.
Mourinho knows that Chelsea has no chance to win the trophy this season and the goal is to finish on one of the top four places, to secure another Champions League berth. The Premier League results have been largely disappointing and the top priority right now is to secure passage to the elimination round of the Champions League. The result will be a defensive minded starting 11 focusing on not losing the game.
High Expectations for Tottenham
The home side never hesitated to take Chelsea head on when having home pitch advantage and this is the perfect time to play offensive football. Kane seems to be back in form after struggling earlier this season and he has scored goals in back-to-back games.
Pochettino is one of the boldest managers in the Premier League and he knows how to seize the opportunity when it presents itself. The 4-3-3 starting formation is the best proof that Tottenham will be going for all three points, even if this means letting its guard down. Chelsea has been far more dangerous against prudent teams, so it pays off to take odds of 19/20 offered by bet365 Sports on the Over 2.5 goals.