Tottenham vs Chelsea
England – Premier League
Date: Thursday, 4 February 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The Spurs recently lost Harry Kane to injury, and that seems to be affecting them. They have dropped their intensity a bit, and have been dropping a concerning amount of points as well.
The team needs to get back to their winning streak soon, or risk even failing to qualify for the Europa.
As of now, they are placed sixth in the table, and need a surplus of at least six points to get into the top-four. Moreover, almost all of the teams above them in the table have easier fixtures this game week, and this puts them under even more pressure.
Meanwhile, the Blues are slowly getting used to the management of Thomas Tuchel. They did win their maiden game under him, but still they have to take on Jose Mourinho’s men this time around, and that’s a monumental task even for a well-gelled squad.
They too are under pressure to deliver, as they are placed seventh in the table. If they are serious about their European aspirations, the team needs to start performing soon.
Moreover, as club legend Frank Lampard was sacked to bring in Tuchel, the latter will be under massive scrutiny.
All ingredients are present in abundance for the upcoming match-up to become a goal-fest.
Tottenham vs Chelsea: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Seven of the previous eleven games had goals from both teams.
- Nine of the preceding fourteen encounters had three or more goals.
- The previous fourteen overall wins were evenly split into seven each for either squad.
- The latest encounter between the two had ended in a 2-1 victory for the Spurs.
Tottenham vs Chelsea Prediction
Mourinho’s men lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day, against Brighton. In the meantime, Tuchel’s men won 2-0 at home the past game week, against Burnley.
Going on, Jose’s men had scored three or more goals in four of their past eight fixtures, and two or more goals in five of their last eight. At home, they have failed to score just twice since June of 2020, and had found the back of the net twice or more in 11 of their past 14 appearances here.
On the other hand, their counterparts were unbeaten in five of their previous six matches, and they had scored two or more goals in two of their past three fixtures.
On the road they had scored two or more goals in five of their last ten games, and most importantly, most h2h clashes over the years have had goals in huge numbers.
Considering these stats, expect a goal-fest this Thursday between these two squads.