Date and Time: 23rd January 2022 @10:00 PM IST
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Chelsea vs Tottenham where to watch?
India: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
Chelsea vs Tottenham Team News:
Although the news that Trevor Chalobah and Reece James have both returned to training after recent injuries have given Chelsea a lift, neither player will be considered for selection against Spurs on Saturday. Ben Chilwell will miss the rest of the season as a result of knee surgery, while Andreas Christensen (COVID-19) and Edouard Mendy (international duty) will miss out on the second consecutive game for the visitors.
With several important decisions to make in terms of team selection, Tuchel may opt to go with three at the back, which may provide a chance for Malang Sarr to play, while Timo Werner and Mateo Kovacic, who came on as substitutes against Brighton, could be in line for starting roles this weekend.
When it comes to Tottenham, Eric Dier is ready for selection once again after his injury, but Son Heung-min and Cristian Romero will be out until after the winter break. Conte has acknowledged that his team has suffered a few “new injuries,” but he has not identified individuals who have been affected. The Italian coach will need to examine the condition of his squad after the match against Leicester.
Despite his brace against Leicester, Bergwijn is unlikely to be included in the starting XI. Instead, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane are expected to form a front two, with Harry Winks and Oliver Skipp forming a midfield five. Eric Dier is expected to return to the defence, possibly in place of Japhet Tanganga.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Probable Playing XI:
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Kepa; Sarr, Thaigo Silva, Antonio Rudiger; Cesar Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kante, Matteo Kovacic, Marcos Alonso; Mason Mount, Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Hugo Lloris; Sanchez, Eric Dier, Ben Davies; Emerson Royal, Skipp, Harry Winks, Hojbjerg, Sergio Reguilon; Harry Kane, Lucas Moura
Chelsea vs Tottenham Betting Predictions:
Match Betting: Chelsea win (1.80)
Match draw (3.50)
Tottenham win (4.75)
The One-Liner Explainer:
The outcome of this match is very tough to predict, given Chelsea’s inability to win Premier League games during the last several weeks. Tottenham, on the other hand, has made significant strides under Conte’s guidance, and we feel that the visitors will have enough talent to earn a share of the spoils this weekend at Stamford Bridge.