Spurs v Chelsea: match preview
Venue: Stamford bridge
Date: Monday 2nd may 20:00pm
Live coverage: Sky Sports 1 and BBC Radio 5 live
Head2Heads: 0-0, Chelsea 2-0, Spurs 5-3, Chelsea 3-0, Chelsea 4-0
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
We last beat Chelsea at Stamford bridge on the tenth of February 1990 however, this remarkable season has seen many old records broken and Pochettino’s men who are still in the title race will fancy their chances against the reigning champions who sit ninth in the league table. Chelsea will undoubtedly be up for this game despite not having much to play for, with their winger Eden Hazard spoke of his desire to end our title challenge at the bridge. The lads will certainly face a great test on Monday night with the blues possessing an array of talents including their top scorer Diego Costa, but with our young talents hungry to finish the season on a high Guus Hiddink’s side will be up against it when they kick off against our high flying Lillywhites.
Team news: Nabil Bentaleb and Dele Alli are the two absentees for our visit to west London with the latter having been suspended for three games after an incident in the West Brom match. Meanwhile, Eric Dier may not start on Monday night after he suffered a concussion in the West Brom match and Pochettino spoke the other day on Dier’s progress; “Eric Dier suffered concussion but has been training well. We’ll need to make a decision on Sunday.” If Dier were to miss Monday nights match then central midfielder Ryan Mason would likely join Mousa Dembélé in the centre of the park. Whilst Heung Min Son will probably replace Dele Alli with the South Korean international likely being played on the left wing, with Christian Eriksen being played behind Harry Kane.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Mason, Dembélé, Lamela, Eriksen, Son, Kane.
My predicted scoreline: 2-1 to Spurs with goals from Eriksen and Kane.
One to watch: Chelsea’s top scorer in the league with 11 goals and six assists, Diego Costa.