Out of eight games, we lost one, and that was on Wednesday against Leipzig, all because of a penalty. I thought there was promise against the East German side. The formation we’ve been forced into is because we’ve got two strikers down. But once they know what is what I am sure they will click together well. They didn’t do a bad job on their first outing. Chelsea have their own problems.
I am going for something like 3-1 or 3-2 and to us.
Chelsea are likely to be without N’Golo Kante due to the adductor injury he suffered against Manchester United. Tammy Abraham, Andreas Christensen, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic are all rated as doubtful.
Tottenham’s Erik Lamela and Tanguy Ndombele could be handed starts following their return from injury as substitutes against RB Leipzig.
Jose Mourinho must choose who to play upfront in the absence of Son Heung-min and Harry Kane.
Chelsea have only lost one of their last 33 home games against Tottenham in all competitions dating back to 1990.
Tottenham have won only seven of their 55 Premier League matches against Chelsea, but three of those victories have come in the past six meetings.
They could go four league games without a win for the first time since December 2012.
The Blues have lost nine of their 26 Premier League fixtures this season, having lost just eight under Maurizio Sarri in the whole of last season and 10 under Antonio Conte in 2017-18.
Chelsea’s seven home defeats in all competitions is their most in a single season since 1994-95.
Only 16 of their 43 Premier League goals this season have been scored at Stamford Bridge.
As a player, Frank Lampard only won more Premier League matches against Sunderland (19) than versus Spurs (18).
Tottenham have won four consecutive league matches for the first time since January to February 2019.
Spurs have won only three of their 13 Premier League away fixtures this season. They won at least nine top-flight away matches in each of the last seven campaigns.
They have lost just twice in 10 games in all competitions since Harry Kane was injured against Southampton on New Year’s Day.
Tottenham would need to win all of their remaining 12 league matches this season to equal their total of 23 league victories in 2018-19.
Spurs have won only two of their 11 Premier League fixtures this season versus the other teams who begin this match round in the top half of the table.