Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tottenham 11/5 to beat Chelsea in Sundays Premier League clash

Competition: Premier League

Market: Tottenham to beat Chelsea

Odds: 11/5 @ Bet365

With players and coaches returning to the Premier League this weekend following the international break, Chelsea will know anything less than a win over Tottenham on Sunday will leave qualification for next season’s Champions League a very tall order.

For Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side, after relinquishing any chance of defending their Premier League crown months ago, it appears that the Italians position at Stamford Bridge is growing more untenable by the week. Suffering a 3-0 defeat away to Barcelona, the Blues came crashing out of the Champions League and securing a top-four finish in England’s top-tier is starting to look increasingly unlikely. With the defending champions now sat fifth in the table, Conte’s misfiring side are now five points adrift of their guests on Sunday afternoon and nothing short of three points will be tolerated. Losing three of their last five in all competitions, it will be their recent defensive issues that will cause Conte the most concern. Chelsea have now failed to keep a single clean sheet in any of their last six outings.

As for Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham side, while many believed that Spurs would be a key title challenger this season, the North London club will have to wait another year before mounting a genuine push for the Premier League crown. Like their hosts, Tottenham are another side that couldn’t come through a European powerhouse in the Champions League this year, despite leading, Tottenham came away with a 2-1 loss to Juventus and Spurs are now fully focused on the FA Cup as their only chance of lifting silverware this season. Currently sat fourth in the table, while they may be without talisman Harry Kane due to an ankle injury, Spurs have not be beaten in their last eighteen domestic outings and have recently been in prolific goalscoring form. Finding the back of the net 16 times in their last five in all competitions, Spurs have also not lost a match on the road since December 2017.

Bet: Tottenham to beat Chelsea in Sundays Premier League clash 11/5 @ Bet365>>

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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