Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur tips – Stalemate at Stamford Bridge
Tottenham's title hopes will fall by the wayside in West London tonight
May 2nd, 2016
Tottenham Hotspur haven’t been English champions for some time, 1960-61 to be exact. They finished third three times in the 1980s, however since the creation of the Premier League in 1992 they have failed to make any impact whatsoever.
That is until now. Mauricio Pochettino has lifted Spurs to heights they couldn’t have expected this season and with just three games left to play, they are ahead of Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, in fact every side bar one. Leicester City.
Who would’ve expected that. Indeed, Leicester were expected to falter as the end of the season approached, however any pressure they may be feeling certainly isn’t evident. A visit to Old Trafford is never the easiest assignment, even this season. Nevertheless, Leicester City pulled themselves back from a goal down at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ yesterday afternoon to earn for themselves a valuable point as they storm towards the title.
The pressure is therefore on Spurs tonight with a win desperately needed at Stamford Bridge. Failure to manage that and it will be game over for Pochettino’s men. Perhaps their best chance to become English champions in two generations will have been squandered.
It would be a collapse of massive proportions were Leicester not to be crowned champions at some point over the next couple of weeks, given that they enjoy an eight point lead over Spurs, albeit with the latter having a game in hand.
A visit to Chelsea clearly isn’t as daunting this season as it has in the recent past, however it will still be a tough assignment for Spurs. The Blues have been pretty poor at Stamford Bridge this term while Tottenham have been impressive away from home and should be good enough to seal the three points tonight. That said, the draw against West Bromwich Albion last Monday will doubtless have taken some of the wind out of their sails and while we cannot back a Chelsea win with any confidence, we would recommend them holding Spurs to a draw at odds of 13/5 with Bet365.
Clearly this would be the end as far as Spurs’ title ambitions are concerned and with the two sides battling out a 0-0 draw earlier in the season, we’ll be backing a repeat of this outcome with Sky Bet going 12/1 for such a result.
Cue celebrations at Leicester this evening.