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Rupert Wyman 29th Apr 2011 - 10:17

I've seen Fernando score a goal

There is little to admire about the Blues this season but they are still in contention of winning the league (7/1).

Man Utd have a tricky tie against Arsenal this weekend and Chelsea will see Saturday's clash against Spurs as a chance to close the gap to three points in the title race.

Not only can Chelsea pile the pressure on United but they can also dent Tottenham's chance of a fourth place finish and Champions League football. Spurs will be trophy less at the end of the season but they are financially sound after their Champions League run and Redknapp has built a fantastic side and camaraderie at the club.

Before old 'Arry took over at the club, they were relegation fodder under Ramos. They have beaten the best in Europe in Inter Milan this season and they can be backed to beat The Blues at 11/2. Chelsea are 1/2 to win the clash and the draw is 16/5.

Tottenham have to fight for their Champions League future and a rejuvenated Liverpool are on their tail. They will not want to lose fifth position. This week, Gareth Bale has been linked with a £40 million summer move across the City to Chelsea, Abramovich will fancy his chances of landing the Welsh wizard if Spurs' fail to make the Champions League.

The Match Winner for this clash is 10/1 for Bale to score anytime and Tottenham to avoid defeat. I think that Bale is overrated and he has failed to show his European form domestically at Tottenham. He made a bright start to the season but his form has tailed off with Tottenham's Champions League chances.

For Chelsea, at least Torres has scored his first goal and he will hope he can now start re-paying his record-breaking fee at the club. He is 4/1 to grab the first goal and his confidence must be lifted. He should line-up alongside Drogba, the Ivorian is 7/2 to bag the first goal.

Tottenham will look to play on the break and although Defoe looks back to form, Redknapp will start Crouch as a lone striker. The ex-Chelsea season ticket holder is 10/3 to score anytime and he will have chances against an adventurous West London side.

I think the best value bet is the 6/5 for the game to be under 2.5 goals. Tottenham have injury trouble, Chelsea have no direction when they play 4-4-2 and the game will be cagey because neither team will want to lose the derby.

Both teams can score for fun but in their recent head-on-head record, three of the last five games have been under 2.5 goals. Neither team will want to concede and it will be played in the same manner as the 1-1 in the reverse fixture this season.

Huddlestone is 8/1 to score anytime for Spurs and he has a cracking shot from distance. He is one of the club's most under-rated players and he could dominate the midfield if Chelsea struggle without Essien and Ramires. He is a massive 25/1 to grab the first goal at the Bridge.

I think that Chelsea will take the three points but if you fancy Tottenham you can take 15/4 for Spurs draw no bet. I think the 11/1 for Spurs to lead at half time and not win looks an interesting punt. Chelsea can start rudderless in midfield but they would never let Spurs walk away with three points. Chelsea have the squad to make changes and like the Man Utd result at the Bridge, they can even comeback and win the game.

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