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Chelsea vs Tottenham: Preview, predictions & lineups

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A midweek London derby beckons as Tottenham make the journey throughout the capital to face bitter rivals Chelsea on Thursday evening.

These two sides performed out an totally bonkers encounter in N17 final November, with the competition serving as a watershed second in Ange Postecoglou’s debut season. Spurs have by no means performed with the identical verve since that 4-1 defeat filled with pink playing cards and crippling accidents.

The Lilywhites had been overwhelmed in Sunday’s North London Derby regardless of staging a formidable second-half resurgence, and so they now face an uphill battle to safe a top-four spot given their remaining fixtures.

Chelsea have endured a marketing campaign of indifference throughout Mauricio Pochettino’s debut season, however have a knack for toppling their London rivals regardless of the circumstances.

After falling to a 5-0 defeat at Arsenal final Tuesday, Chelsea fought again to earn a degree at Aston Villa on Saturday and so they may’ve walked away with all three hadn’t VAR intervened on the demise. The Blues stay powerful to beat on house soil, and so they nonetheless have an outdoor shot of securing European soccer for subsequent season.

Here is 90min’s preview of the sport.

Chelsea vs Tottenham H2H document (Final 5 Video games)

Present kind (all competitions)

Chelsea

Tottenham

Aston Villa 2-2 Chelsea – 27/04/24

Tottenham 2-3 Arsenal – 28/04/24

Arsenal 5-0 Chelsea – 23/04/24

Newcastle 4-0 Tottenham – 13/04/24

Man Metropolis 1-0 Chelsea – 20/04/24

Tottenham 3-1 Nottingham Forest – 07/04/24

Chelsea 6-0 Everton – 15/04/24

West Ham 2-2 Tottenham – 02/04/24

Sheffield Utd 2-2 Chelsea – 07/04/24

Tottenham 2-1 Luton City – 30/03/24

Nation

TV channel/dwell stream

United Kingdom

Sky Sports activities Premier League, Sky Sports activities Major Occasion, SKY GO Further, Sky Extremely HD

United States

Peacock

Canada

fuboTV

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Enzo Fernandez has undergone season-ending surgical procedure / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Thiago Silva, who will depart the membership on the finish of the season, limped off at Villa Park on Saturday evening and is a serious doubt for Thursday’s sport.

He is one in every of a number of gamers Pochettino is about to be with out for Tottenham’s go to. Reece James, Romeo Lavia, Ben Chilwell, Enzo Fernandez, Lesley Ugochukwu, Malo Gusto, Carney Chukwuemeka and Wesley Fofana are all out.

Raheem Sterling, Levi Colwill, Robert Sanchez and Christopher Nkunku are doubts, however every can be assessed forward of the competition.

Chelsea predicted lineup vs Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Petrovic; Chalobah, Disasi, Badiashile, Cucurella; Caicedo, Gallagher; Madueke, Palmer, Mudryk; Jackson.

Richarlison

Richarlison may return to the beginning lineup / Vince Mignott/MB Media/GettyImages

Timo Werner is unlikely to characteristic after choosing up a hamstring damage within the North London Derby. There may very well be a reshuffle in Spurs’ frontline consequently, with Son Heung-min beginning broad left and Richarlison returning to the group to begin up prime.

Destin Udogie is out for the rest of the season after present process thigh surgical procedure. Ben Davies ought to proceed at left-back.

Udogie and Werner be a part of Ryan Sessegnon, Fraser Forster, and Manor Solomon on the sidelines.

Tottenham predicted lineup vs Chelsea (4-3-3): Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Davies; Bissouma, Sarr, Kulusevski; Johnson, Richarlison, Son.

These two have lots to dwell as much as given what occurred within the reverse fixture. We should not count on chaos to that diploma on Thursday evening, however the unpredictability which surrounds each groups means this ought to be a enjoyable watch.

Chelsea so usually get the higher of their London rivals, and their document at Stamford Bridge in 2024 is spectacular. Tottenham do not are inclined to win at this floor, and so they may succumb but once more on Thursday evening.

Spurs are affected by a scarcity of rhythm and have proven themselves to be considerably predictable within the ultimate third. Their vulnerabilities from set-pieces are apparent, too, and that is an avenue the hosts will intention to take advantage of.

Prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham

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