Tottenham v Chelsea, Premier League

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Michael Brennan looks forward to Tottenham v Chelsea, Sat 24 November, 5.30pm, BT Sport 1

Form:

This match features two of the most in form teams in the Premier League. Tottenham have 12 points from their last five league games, while Chelsea boast 11 points from their last five, only Man City have a better record after taking 13 points in the same time- frame.

Tottenham have been on a fine run of form of late, winning four of their last five in all competitions before the International Break. They have been inconsistent at home this season in the league, with two wins and two defeats in their opening four home games.

Chelsea remain unbeaten this season in all competitions, the last remaining unbeaten side in Europe’s top five leagues. They have an excellent record away from home in the Premier League, winning on four occasions with four clean sheets after five games. However, their game against Tottenham could be their toughest so far, having won just once on their travels in their last five games against their North London rivals (W1 D2 L2).

The recent head to head record between the two sides boasts goals aplenty. There have been over 2.5 goals in four of their last five encounters, with both teams scoring on four of the five occasions. Chelsea edge the head to head battle winning on three occasions with Tottenham winning twice. There has been an eye watering 18 goals scored over these five games.

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The Match:

The Saturday evening kick off has been kind to favourite backers in the Premier League this season. The team entering the game as favourite has yet to lose a game at 5.30pm on a Saturday this season. There have been eight wins and four draws in the 12 so far in favour of the pre-match favourite. Tottenham have won both their Saturday evening games this season, while Chelsea have hold a 50 percent win rate, having both won and drawn one of their two Saturday evening matches.

While the game will be difficult to call, the most profitable approach could be putting your money on goals being scored.

Tottenham have scored in 11 of their 12 Premier League games this season. They have scored in all but one home Premier League game this calendar year, with their 1-0 defeat to Man City in their last home game letting the 100% record in both statistics down.

Tottenham’s recent form would encourage the goals to be scored approach, three of their last five games in all competitions have featured over 2.5 goals. Tottenham have managed to keep just a single clean sheet in their seven matches at Wembley this season, scoring in all but one.

Chelsea’s recent form suggests goals will be the order of the day on Saturday evening at Wembley. They have scored at least twice in four of their last five games, with over 3.5 goals match goals being scored in three of their last five league games. In the league this season, eight of their 12 matches so far have seen over 2.5 goals being scored.

Team News:

Tottenham – Jan Vertonghan could make his first appearance in two months. Mouse Dembele will not play, while Davidson Sanchez and Kieron Trippier remain doubtful.

Chelsea- Kovacic is Chelsea’s only doubt after missing Croatia’s defeat to England.

Verdict:

As stated goals should be the order of the day, five of Tottenham’s seven home games this season in all competitions have seen both teams scoring. The recent head to head record between the sides would also indicate ‘Both Teams to Score & Over 2.5 goals’ an easy selection.

Tottenham supporters have witnessed 22 goals in seven games at Wembley this season, an average of just over three goals per game. There have been 18 goals in the last five games between the two sides, an average of 3.6 goals per game. When this is combined with the goal scoring statistics mentioned above, over 3.5 goals is a second easy selection.

Dele Alli scored a brace in his last game against Chelsea. The England midfielder has scored five goals in his last five games against Chelsea and after a difficult start to the season with injury, he is the player to keep an eye on Saturday evening.

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