Chelsea’s poor festive run cost Lampard his job, and the Blues currently sit seven points off the top four. Thankfully for Tuchel, fourth-placed Liverpool lost at home to Brighton last night, and Chelsea would close the gap to three points if they win this game in hand.
The stakes are similarly high for Mourinho and Spurs, with the north Londoners losing their last two League games to Liverpool and Brighton with Harry Kane sidelined by ankle injuries. Spurs sit level on points with Chelsea but have played one game less: a win would kickstart their top four hopes, while a defeat would leave them floundering.
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Spurs vs Chelsea betting odds
Here are tonight’s latest odds courtesy of Betfair…
Draw: Between 12/5 and 5/2
Timo Werner to score: 14/5
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Tottenham v Chelsea prediction: 1-0 away win
Spurs look toothless in attack and extremely suspect at the back, against a team still finding their feet under Thomas Tuchel. Another win over Spurs for Chelsea, then.
Tottenham vs Chelsea predicted lineups
Spurs XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies; Hojbjerg, Sissoko; Lamela, Ndombele, Son; Vinicius
Chelsea XI (3-2-4-1): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Thiago, Rudiger; Kante, Jorginho; Hudson-Odoi, Mount, Pulisic, Alonso; Giroud
Chelsea early team news
Kurt Zouma and Kai Havertz will face late fitness checks.
Defender Zouma and forward Havertz failed to finish Chelsea training on Wednesday, with what Thomas Tuchel termed only “little issues”.
German boss Tuchel will run the rule over both stars ahead of the trip to north London.
Chelsea provisional squad: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger, Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell, Kante, Jorginho, Havertz, Ziyech, Giroud, Arrizabalaga, James, Zouma, Christensen, Emerson, Alonso, Kovacic, Gilmour, Pulisic, Werner, Abraham.
Tottenham early team news
Spurs will be without four key players: Harry Kane (ankle), Dele Alli (tendon), Sergio Reguilon (muscle) and Giovani Lo Celso (hamstring) are all sidelined.
Tanguy Ndombele has recovered from a knock while Serge Aurier is back involved after being left out against Brighton.
Tottenham provisional squad: Lloris, Hart, Tanganga, Rodon, Doherty, Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Sanchez, Davies, Winks, Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Ndombele, Moura, Vinicius, Lamela, Bergwijn, Son, Bale.
How to watch Tottenham v Chelsea
TV channel:The match will be televised on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of tonight’s Premier League London derby between Tottenham and Chelsea!
Spurs correspondent Dan Kilpatrick will be at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to provide us with coverage of this evening’s capital derby, while Chelsea correspondent James Robson will be offering analysis remotely.