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Tottenham vs Chelsea: Premier League preview

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ottenham‘s players are suffering from low self-esteem after back-to-back defeats as they prepare to face a re-energised Chelsea under new manager Thomas Tuchel.

With no Harry Kane to call on and with Gareth Bale still looking short of the required level, Jose Mourinho must find answers against his former club to avoid a third consecutive league loss – a run Spurs have not seen in more than eight years.

In a game which could have a huge impact on the top-four race come the end of the season, Thomas Tuchel will immediately adhere himself to fans just a week after his appointment with a big London derby win.

Tottenham vs Chelsea is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off on Thursday, February 4, 2021.

The match will be held behind closed doors at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.

Harry Kane remains out but could return in a couple weeks in a far more positive prognosis than expected. Carlos Vinicius will be hoping for a start after coming off the bench and improving Spurs’ attack in the defeat at Brighton.

Gareth Bale struggled on the south coast and could drop back to the bench. Eric Dier and Serge Aurier were dropped on Sunday and could return, with Jose Mourinho expected to revert to a back four. Sergio Reguilon, Giovani Lo Celso and Dele Alli are injured.

N’Golo Kante could return to the starting line-up against being an unused substitute against Burnley as new Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel continues to tweak his team.

Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azipilicueta look certain to start after impressing last time out, with Alonso boasting a good record against Spurs. Along the same lines, Olivier Giroud could come in, with neither Timo Werner or Tammy Abraham firmly staking a claim so far. Christian Pulisic will also be pushing for a start.

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Prediction: Tottenham 0-1 Chelsea

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.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

  • Tottenham wins: 55
  • Draws: 41
  • Chelsea wins: 72

Bettings odds and tips (subject to change)

  • Tottenham: 5/2
  • Draw: 23/10
  • Chelsea: 6/5
  • Chelsea to win 1-0: 7/1

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