Tottenham vs Chelsea: Tottenham Hotspur welcome rivals Chelsea to north London looking to register their first win in this fixture since moving to their new £1bn stadium.
- Location: London, England
- Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
- Date: Sunday 26 February
- Kick-off Time: 13:30 GMT / 08:30 ET / 05:30 PT
- Referee: Stuart Attwell
- VAR: Chris Kavanagh
Tottenham vs Chelsea: Match Preview:
The Blues have won every Premier League meeting in N17 since the demolition of the old White Hart Lane, while Spurs’ only positive result came in a League Cup tie in 2020, prevailing via a penalty shootout (so officially it ended as a draw).
If Tottenham were to ever get one over Chelsea, it would be now – Graham Potter‘s men have won just once in 10 games in 2023.
With the Premier League title nearly out of reach for Spurs, they will set sights on a top-four finish. The battle is between them and Newcastle United for the coveted Champions League spot. Spurs will look for consistency with results, particularly against a team considered one of the top six sides, at least by reputation.
Tottenham remain without long-term absentees Rodrigo Bentancur, Yves Bissouma, Hugo Lloris and Ryan Sessegnon.
Assistant manager Cristian Stellini will take charge again in the continued absence of Antonio Conte. He confirmed on Friday that the head coach could be back soon, while everyone who was fit to face West Ham last week is available for this match.
After suffering a concussion against Southampton last week, Cesar Azpilicueta will not take part for Chelsea this time around.
Potter will also be without Armando Broja, Christian Pulisic and N’Golo Kante, though Potter revealed everyone else has trained this week.
Tottenham vs Chelsea: Head to Head:
In 37 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Chelsea have won 19 games, lost eight and drawn 10.
In 24 league starts for Tottenham Hotspur this season, star striker Harry Kane has 17 goals.
South Korean attacker Son Heung-min has scored five goals in 20 league starts this season for Tottenham Hotspur.
Tottenham predicted lineup (3-4-3): Forster; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Emerson, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Davies; Kulusevski, Kane, Son
Chelsea predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Arrizabalaga; Chalobah, Silva, Badiashile, Chilwell; Kovacic, Fernandez; Madueke, Felix, Mount; Havertz
TOT vs CHE: Fantasy XI
Arrizabalaga; Silva, Badiashile, Romero, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Fernandez; Kane, Son, Felix; Havertz