On Sunday, Chelsea and Tottenham go head-to-head at Stamford Bridge in a massive game in the race for the Champions League spots.
Reigning Premier League champions Chelsea are in desperate need of three points against their biggest rivals for fourth spot. The Blues are five points behind the fourth-place Spurs in the Premier League table.
Antonio Conte’s side cannot afford to lose this game. However, a win would put the home side right back in the top-four race.
A record of four defeats from their last six top-flight games is not an encouraging one for the team from the capital.
The Blues home record at Stamford Bridge is pretty good though, as Conte’s side have won eight of their last ten games on their home turf in the top-flight. The reigning champions have also kept clean sheets in five of their last seven Premier League home games.
Tottenham heads to Stamford Bridge without a win at Chelsea in their last 22 visits. However, the team from north London have won their last four games in the top-flight, undefeated in 12 games in the Premier League.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team are also undefeated in their last six away games in the Premier League. The visitors have also scored at least two goals in four of their last six games on their travels in the top-flight.
The home side will be without centre-back David Luiz and youngster Ethan Ampadu, due to injury. Ross Barkley, Thibaut Courtois and Andreas Christensen are also doubts for this potentially vital game.
Tottenham are once again expected to be without midfielder Harry Winks through injury. Striker Harry Kane has an outside chance of making the squad after recovering from an ankle injury.
This could be a tight clash. Chelsea needs to win the clash and the potential absence of Tottenham’s star striker Harry Kane be a boost. However, Spurs do have quality players elsewhere. This game could go either way, but the most likely result seems to be a draw.