Chelsea v Tottenham : English Premier League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 28-11-2020 11:40 am (1 month ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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Date :Sunday 29th November,2020
Time: 5:30 pm
Stadium Stamford Bridge
Referee Paul Tierney (England)
Goal Scorer:

Team News:

Chelsea
Lampard has confirmed that Christian Pulisic is now back in contention after a hamstring injury, leaving him with the rare luxury of a clean bill of health.

The winger may not be ready to start just yet, but Lampard does also have Kai Havertz available and he could make his first start since his positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

Indeed, there are difficult decisions to make all around, with the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Olivier Giroud also pushing for those forward places having all got themselves on the scoresheet recently.

Tammy Abraham can also count himself amongst that group as he attempts to score in three consecutive Premier League games for the first time since September 2019; he has now scored 18 top-flight goals since the start of last season, which is twice as many as any other Chelsea player.

Amidst all that competition, perhaps the most crucial position of goalkeeper has now been nailed down, with Edouard Mendy keeping seven clean sheets in his 10 appearances for the club - although he did concede on his debut against Spurs.

Mendy will be coming up against arguably the league's two most in-form players as well.

Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Mendy; James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Havertz, Kante, Mount; Ziyech, Abraham, Werner
Chelsea Premier League form: WDDWWW
Chelsea form (all competitions): WWWWWW

Tottenham
Kane has averaged a goal or assist every 50 minutes so far this season, scoring seven and creating nine more, while Son has found the back of the net nine times himself and could become the first Tottenham player to reach double figures in 10 games since Gary Lineker in 1991-92.

Spurs have had two days fewer to prepare for this game than Chelsea have, and they also have more injury concerns with Toby Alderweireld missing due to a groin problem.

Davinson Sanchez played the full 90 minutes in midweek, suggesting that Joe Rodon could be handed his full Premier League debut in place of the Belgian.

Erik Lamela is also absent, but Mourinho is more hopeful over the fitness of Hugo Lloris, Giovani Lo Celso and Steven Bergwijn, all of whom are expected to be in contention.

Matt Doherty is also now back available despite missing out on Thursday, although Mourinho must decide whether the full-back is ready to play from the start after recovering from coronavirus.
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Doherty, Rodon, Dier, Reguilon; Sissoko, Hojbjerg; Son, Ndombele, Bergwijn; Kane
Tottenham Hotspur Premier League form: WDWWWW
Tottenham Hotspur form (all competitions): LWWWWW

Head To Head
For all of their good form this season, Tottenham's record at Stamford Bridge remains dreadful - just one win from their last 34 visits in any competition and only one clean sheet from the last 17.

Indeed, home or away Tottenham have only ever won seven of their 56 Premier League meetings with Chelsea, including defeats in each of their last three - more than they had suffered in their previous eight editions of this fixture.

Another victory for Chelsea would make for their best run against Spurs since March 2002, while it would also see Mourinho lose three consecutive league matches against the same manager or club for the first time in his illustrious career.

Indeed, Mourinho has failed to win any of his last five returns to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, since picking up a win on his first return with Inter Milan in 2010.

Prediction: Chelsea 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur


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