In the Premier match scheduled on Sunday afternoon, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea prepare for battle in an exciting London derby. In the Europa Conference League the hosts drew 2-2 with Rennes, while Chelsea began their Champions League defense with a 1-0 victory over Zenit St Petersburg. Here is our expert guess on Tottenham vs Chelsea football prediction, team news, and lineup for the Premier League match of the season.
Following a red card against Crystal Palace last week Japhet Tanganga has been suspended.
Cristian Romero could make his full debut with Eric Dier doubtful, at the heart of the defense alongside Davinson Sanchez.
Steven Bergwijn is unlikely to play again after he hobbled off in the first half of Tottenham’s Europa League match against Rennes on Thursday. Lucas Moura is also a question mark.
Tanguy Ndombele made his season debut in France and is a viable option but Son Heung-Min and Ryan Sessegnon will also be evaluated.
N’Golo Kante could be available for Thomas Tuchel in this match after missing the 1-0 Champions League win over Zenit in midweek.
Christian Pulisic is out but Reece James returns from suspension to compete for the Blues.
Hakim Ziyech, who managed to play on Tuesday, could be replaced by Kai Havertz.
Tottenham vs Chelsea Prediction
A second successive London derby at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium should provide plenty of motivation for the Spurs.
Having won the previous two league meetings between the two on Spurs’ turf Chelsea are unbeaten in their last three trips to London. That streak could continue on Sunday afternoon.
It’s difficult to see Chelsea scoring multiple goals in the capital if Santo’s first-choice backline is available, but the visitors’ tenacious defense should shine through as they scrape a narrow win at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup: Lloris; Emerson, Sanchez, Romero, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Skipp; Gil, Alli, Son; Kane
Chelsea possible starting lineup: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount, Havertz; Lukaku
Our Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Chelsea
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