By Maryam Naz
Last Updated: 22nd November 2018
Third placed Chelsea will travel to Wembley Stadium this Saturday to face Tottenham. The Blues have a chance to close down the gap to Manchester City while a win for Spurs will see them leapfrog Mauricio Sarri’s men.
Tottenham vs Chelsea: odds and predictions
Mauricio Pochettino’s men are punting at 17/10 in our Tottenham vs Chelsea predictions and betting tips, while the Blues are trading at an 8/5 pick, with a share of the spoils of war wagering at 12/5.
Spurs face an unbeaten Chelsea side who are yet to lose in their opening 12 Premier League games this season. The men in blue have completely immersed themselves in Sarri-ball, with both a free-flowing attack and compact defensive unit.
Aside from the in-form Eden Hazard who has netted seven goals this season, Alvaro Morata and Ross Barkley have also stepped up their game to contribute to the scoring.
The former Real Madrid and Juventus man has five goals to his name and is trading at 5/1 to score first. Meanwhile, Barkley is beginning to show glimpses of his early Everton form and will want to cement his position in the side with another impressive performance this Saturday.
Yet they face a Spurs side armed with all the ingredients for a potential upset.
Harry Kane, fresh from securing England’s passage to next summer’s UEFA Nations League finals, is favourite to score, but our William Hill traders also have a keen eye on the likes of Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela, both of whom have stepped into the limelight in recent games.
Both Lamela and Moura are in the running in our first goalscorer betting markets, trading at odds of 8/1 and 15/2 respectively.
Tottenham vs Chelsea head-to-head: (most recent first) Chelsea 1-3 Tottenham, Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham, Chelsea 4-2 Tottenham, Chelsea 0-2 Tottenham, Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham.
Tottenham vs Chelsea predictions: score, best bet, scorer tips
Predicted score: Tottenham to win 2-1, forecast @ 17/2
Despite Chelsea being presented as the superior side, the first match bet of our Tottenham vs Chelsea predictions sway in the favour of the home side.
Tottenham are looking to win consecutive league games against Chelsea for the first time since August 1987 and will want to channel some of the spirit their players showcased in Gareth Southgate’s UEFA Nations win over Croatia.
A late goal from one of their own, Harry Kane, sealed the deal for England and Spurs will need to show similar dedication and determination if they are to conquer Sarri’s men.
A 2-1 pick betting at odds of 17/2 leads our Tottenham vs Chelsea betting tips.
Best bet: Both teams to score, tipped @ 6/4
Chelsea have kept 21 Premier League clean sheets against Spurs – against no side have they kept more in the competition. Yet in saying this, our William Hill traders are projecting the Blues to concede, with goals scored by both sides in this Saturday’s clash at Wembley.
Despite flourishing in the attacking third, Spurs have struggled defensively in recent games so this seems like one of the safer match bets.
Yet, Chelsea’s back four has shown to struggle with physical strikers, and Harry Kane possesses both the strength and ability to do so.
Predicted scorer: Dele Ali to score first, projected @ 12/1
The Spurs forward has scored five goals in his last four games against Chelsea in all competitions and will need to be on the front foot once again in what will be a difficult game.
Ali’s pace and link-up play with the likes of Lucas Moura and Christian Eriksen makes him our pick to score first, projected at odds of 12/1 in our match betting tips.
Given that the 22-year-old was rested in the midweek internationals, he will look to approach this game with a fresh perspective, with the incentive of leapfrogging Chelsea into third place up for grabs.
Tottenham vs Chelsea stats: Opta
- Tottenham have won three of their last seven Premier League games against Chelsea, as many as they’d won in their previous 49 top-flight games against the Blues (W3 D18 L28).
- Chelsea have won just two of their last 12 away games vs Tottenham in league competition (D5 L5), though they did win this exact fixture 2-1 last season.
- This will be the seventh meeting between Tottenham and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium – Chelsea have beaten Spurs four times, more than any club has beaten another at the ground.
- Only Arsenal (51.2%), have a better win rate in Premier League London derbies than Chelsea (50.6%) and Spurs (35.3%).
- Tottenham have won just 22% of their Premier League points in home games this season (6/27), the lowest ratio in the division.
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.