By William Hill
Last Updated: 20th December 2019
In the last Premier League game before Christmas, a reunion is on the cards when Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham host his former outfit Chelsea at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Sunday’s late kick-off.
Spurs to give Chelsea the blues
It likely won’t be the warmest of encounters but if the rivalry and recent meetings are anything to go by, it will be a hard-fought and entertaining London derby. Neither side has managed to beat a top-six team so far this season, but Tottenham are making their way up the table under Mourinho, losing just one of their last five league games, while Chelsea have only won one of their last five.
Adama Traore cancelled out Lucas Moura’s early opener at Wolves last time out, but defender Jan Vertonghen’s last-gasp header ensured the win for Tottenham, who are now three points and one position behind fourth-placed Chelsea.
Vertonghen’s fellow centre-back Toby Alderweireld has this week signed a new contract after much speculation as to his future at the club, signalling that things really might be coming together under Mourinho.
Kane can give fans something to Christmas cheer about
Spurs won their last home encounter with Chelsea on a day that saw Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min all get on the scoresheet before Olivier Giroud added a consolation goal to end the game 3-1. The aforementioned Spurs trio have all found the back of the net in the last three games and have 31 goals between them this campaign to date.
Kane has the lion’s share of that haul, with the England international raking in 15 of them and boasting a minutes-per-goal figure of 126. He has scored two or more goals on six different occasions this season, making the 13/2 on him to net a brace or more here very tempting.
Spurs and Chelsea have only failed to score on two and three occasions, respectively, in the Premier League this season and you would have to go back four years to find the last goalless encounter between the two sides.
With 31 goals having been scored in the ten fixtures between them since, there is value in the 21/10 available for a Tottenham match result and three or more goals in the match.