Title chasers Tottenham Hotspur have dispatched most teams with conviction this season and still have a chance to beat Leicester to the league title this season. However, to keep their hopes alive Spurs will need to beat Chelsea tonight as any other result would see Leicester get crowned as the new Premier League Champions.
On paper and on balance of form, Chelsea vs Tottenham should be a one-sided affair with Mauricio Pochettino’s men being the clear favorites after their imperious 2015/16 season. But having said that, Chelsea never make things easier for Spurs and that too at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues may have suffered a torrid season but they will be at their best when Spurs come calling later tonight. Last meeting between the two at Stamford Bridge ended in a 3-0 win for Chelsea, a similar result tonight would end Tottenham’s title dream for good.
Chelsea’s last game against Bournemouth was a huge boost for The Blues supporters. Eden Hazard scored his first goal of the season and Cesc Fabregas found his range once with 3 assists to his name.
Pedro Rodriguez looked lively and according to reports, John Terry will be back for the game against Tottenham which would be a food for thought for Harry Kane and Co. If Spurs are going to Stamford Bridge hoping for Chelsea to rollover and die, they are sadly mistaken.
Chelsea will be playing for pride more than anything else. Regardless of their form this season, they cannot let Spurs come to Stamford Bridge and get a positive result. Add to that Spurs have everything to lose in this game, it will allow Chelsea players to play with freedom which could be their biggest strength.
When a team has nothing to lose they end up playing better than the expected levels and surprise everyone. Not to forget, only 12 months ago Chelsea were the Champions and they still know what it takes to beat a top team in Premier League.
If Spurs are expecting an easy game at the Bridge, they will walk in to a trap and see the end of their long-standing Premier League title hopes.
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