Tottenham vs Chelsea Analysis
16:30 Kick Off on 22nd Dec
Tottenham vs Chelsea Match Details
Tottenham vs Chelsea takes place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday 22 December. It kicks-off at 4.30 pm and is being shown live on Sky Sports.
Despite winning three of their opening four home games this season, Tottenham were far from convincing. Draws against Watford and Sheffield United followed and, as Tottenham were the second-best team against Sheffield United, the board decided it was time for Mauricio Pochettino to go.
The appointment of Jose Mourinho wasn’t greeted wildly by Tottenham fans but he’s marshalled Spurs to home wins over Bournemouth and Burnley, as well as two out of three away wins. Those results have taken Tottenham to fifth place in the Premier League table, just three points behind this Sunday’s rivals Chelsea.
It’s harder to understand Chelsea’s sudden demise. Pundits were writing them off after they lost their opening away match 4-0 to Manchester United. But they hit back with five straight away wins against Norwich, Wolves, Southampton, Burnley, and Watford, and they certainly weren’t disgraced in a 2-1 defeat at Manchester City.
But it’s as though that defeat by City knocked some confidence out of a young Chelsea side, and Frank Lampard now needs to somehow pick his starlets up off the floor after four defeats in five matches.
Tottenham vs Chelsea Head-To-Heads
Chelsea have been the dominant team in this London derby over the years, winning just over half of the 54 Premier League matches they’ve played against Tottenham. Meanwhile, Tottenham have won just seven of those games, whilst 19 matches have ended as draws.
Tottenham haven’t even been able to dominate at home, winning just six of their 27 home matches compared to Chelsea’s 11, whilst 10 have been draws.
But Chelsea haven’t been as dominant in recent seasons, winning just two of the last five games between the two sides, whilst Tottenham have won the other three. Interestingly, both teams won their home matches last season, but it was the complete opposite the season before as both teams took three points on their travels.