Probable Lineups

4-2-2-2
3-5-2
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(75) 46 Goals 27 (63)
(52) 26 Assists 23 (50)
(6.9) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
31 Average Age 28.7
182.5 Average Height (cm) 182.1
(1.2) 1.4 Shots pg 0.9 (0.9)
(53%) 54% Aerial Duel Success 54% (53%)
(0.6) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.8 (0.7)
(1.3) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.2 (1.2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Chelsea
Tottenham
Player Reason Status Rating
Ben Chilwell Out 7.42
Reece James Out 7.24
Trevoh Chalobah Out 7.03
Andreas Christensen Out 6.9
Édouard Mendy Out 6.68
Player Reason Status Rating
Cristian Romero Out 6.92
Son Heung-Min Out 7.51
Eric Dier Doubtful 6.77
Emerson Royal Doubtful 6.87

Team News

Chelsea
Tottenham
  • Chelsea have no further injury concerns ahead of Sunday's welcome of Tottenham, but do remain without a host of defenders.
  • Andreas Christensen is still out owing to COVID, while Ben Chilwell, Reece James and Trevoh Chalobah are ruled out through injury. Edouard Mendy is with Senegal at AFCON.
  • Thomas Tuchel may continue with a 4-2-2-2 system here, which worked well against Tottenham in their Carabao Cup semi-final double header.
  • He could make just one change from the draw at Brighton, bringing in Timo Werner to partner Romelu Lukaku.
  • Tottenham welcome back Eric Dier for Sunday's London derby with Chelsea but Son Heung-Min and Cristian Romero won't return until after the winter break.
  • Dier's return may be the only change from the side that started their 3-2 win over Leicester in midweek, though that would be harsh on Steven Bergwijn.
  • Matt Doherty replaced Emerson Royal at the break and is pushing to start here and the latter is carrying a knock so will be assessed.

Prediction

  • Chelsea lost ground in the title race recently, following up their Carabao Cup semi-final second leg win at Tottenham with a loss at Manchester City and a draw at Brighton. That said the Blues have a superb record against Spurs and come into Sunday's game unbeaten in 12 inside 90 minutes against their rivals.
  • Spurs snatched a win from the jaws of defeat at Leicester on Wednesday night, scoring two incredibly late goals to head into the weekend's London derby just one point and one place off fourth. The north London side have four games in hand on Chelsea and a win would see the west London side looking nervously over their shoulder.
  • However, Chelsea's fine home record against Spurs should count for something here and a narrow win is on the cards for the hosts.
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User Predictions

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  • London is blue! Fullstop.

  • Kepa is actually playing very well, and injured his finger in nearly the exact same spot as Havertz did against the exact same opposition. Spooky

  • Conte can push this very average team only so far

  • @alx30 Conte one of the managers ever imo.

  • I've been saying it for weeks, playing ziyech on the left side was a blunder by tuchel. ziyech hasn't been great at all, but you can't play him on the left side and expect him to do what he does

  • Conte left the bus's handbrake off for the second half

  • Tottenham playing on 6-2-2.

  • Tottenham seem to be playing a 4-4-2 but perhaps they are going to occasionally switch to 5-3-2.

  • Dier and Bergwijn starting for Tottenham.

  • Chelsea to win and over 2.5 match goals @ 2.80 odds.

  • 4-2

  • Chelsea have picked up just 3 points from their last 4 EPL matches (and just 8 from their last 7) and therefore will be eager to get back to wining ways. And they will be confident of doing so having beaten Tottenham twice already this month in the League Cup. Tottenham have a poor record at Chelsea in general and will be without both Romero and Son. Nevertheless, Tottenham may draw inspiration from their dynamic performance and comeback on Wednesday (against Leicester) to make it a much closer affair. Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham

  • Home win spuds have won 1 in 31 games at cfc

  • @eastend1 and who was Chelsea manager? Antonio Conte

  • Spurs loss