Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur tips: More misery for Spurs at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea will continue Spurs' dismal week on Saturday afternoon
November 25th, 2016
Tottenham Hotspur were knocked out of the Champions League earlier this week and things will continue in a similar vein when they go head-to-head with an unstoppable Chelsea side this weekend.
All was looking pretty rosy for Mauricio Pochettino’s men less than two months ago with Spurs kicking off a five-match winning run which included an excellent 2-0 win over Manchester City, however since then they have suffered a severe dip in form with just a single win in their last nine outings in all competitions and their 2-1 capitulation to Monaco in Tuesday evening’s Champions League match led to suggestions from Pochettino that perhaps changes need to be made.
“After two and a half years, we have reduced the gap at the top of the Premier League but to be competitive in that and the Champions League, we need to show more,” the Spurs boss admitted. “Maybe we need to add more quality in the squad. At the moment, to compete in the Champions League and the Premier League, we struggle a little bit. We did not show enough quality but we need to improve our mentality. That’s our challenge – to be ready, everyone to be better.”
Clearly Pochettino will be looking for improvement in Saturday’s derby match, however Spurs will certainly be in for a tough time by a Blues side which have enjoyed a six-game Premier League winning run with seventeen goals scored without reply during that time. This great run has lifted them into pole position in the league table and they are now widely being tipped to win this season’s title. Antonio Conte is having none of it though.
“Can we win the league? It won’t be easy,” he said. “In the race for the title there are six teams. One will win, another three will go into the Champions League and the last two in the Europa League. This Premier League is possibly the most difficult ever. We have to take on Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham and Manchester United. There isn’t a league in the world with this level of quality.”
Can Tottenham bounce back in time for this huge occasion or will Chelsea once again demonstrate why they need to be taken seriously as regards this season’s Premier League title? We believe that it will be the latter and we share the bookies’ belief that Conte will steer his side to another victory on Saturday with William Hill going 3/4 that this indeed proves to be the case.
Chelsea have banged in twelve goals without reply in their last three Premier League games at Stamford Bridge and they should have little problem disposing of a Spurs outfit which have gone six away games without a single win. Nevertheless the visitors do have the ability to breach the solid Chelsea defence and as such we’ll be going for a Chelsea win with both teams to score at 12/5 with Bet365.
Should you be considering a goalscorer bet then Diego Costa is clearly your man. The Spaniard scored in his third successive Blues game at Middlesbrough last weekend and with ten goals in his last fifteen competitive games we’ll be backing him at Evens to make it onto the scoresheet on Saturday afternoon.