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Rupert Wyman 21st Dec 2011 - 13:52

Christmas can come twice in one week

How often does Christmas happen twice in one week? It should be a fantastic festive period for the Blues.  The likes of John Terry and Lampard can enjoy their Turkey on Sunday with the knowledge that they took three valuable points off Spurs on Thursday.

Chelsea are a massive 17/10 to win away, the draw is 12/5 and a Tottenham victory 6/4. Three point Lane is a tougher ground to visit since England's next manager Harry Redknapp took control.

Spurs have grown as a club, they excelled in the Champions League this season and they have gone from relegation contenders to potential champions under Redknapp. However, they still seem to lack that world class player.

Adebayor has been a revelation since he joined on-loan from City and he is 11/2 to grab the first goal. He will get plenty of abuse from Chelsea's fans but he would make my team of the season.

However , he has scored only one goal in eight Premier League appearances against Chelsea. Tottenham have been the form team this season and the table does not lie. With a game in hand and a two-point cushion over Chelsea, Spurs could extend the gap over the Blues.

Chelsea have been a bigger mess this season than their fans after a night on the ale but they should have enough quality to beat Spurs. The players turned up against City last week and after Wigan's late leveler at the weekend, they know that only three points is acceptable.

Chelsea are 19/20 draw no bet and that looks a shrewd price , the game was a draw last season and it is unlikely to be an open affair. Tottenham will also be without Bale, he is a fantastic winger and without him, the attacking threat will not be as strong. Under 2.5 goals can be backed at even money.

Spurs may have beaten Sunderland at the weekend but they were poor. They relied on a second half strike from their substitute Roman Pavlyuchenko.

Last week, Lampard came off the bench to score the winner for Chelsea. For the Match Winner, we have enhanced the price of a player coming off the bench and scoring from 3/1 to 4/1.

Spurs will need to cope with Daniel Sturridge, the England international has been Chelsea's best player this season and he may appear selfish but he is very accurate in-front of the net.

The 22-year-old is currently top scorer for the Blues and he is 11/2 to grab the first goal. He is keeping Torres out the team and he deserves the spot on merit.

Luka Modric was targeted by the Blues in the summer and rather than getting unsettled by the prospect of playing for the West London club, he has carried on doing his talking on the pitch since Spurs turned down the approach. He pulls the strings in midfield and he is 10/1 to open the scoring.



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