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Loss Spurs vs Chelsea

Sep 19, 2021
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Spurs 0 - 3 Chelsea
Silva (49) Kante (57) Rudiger (92)

Match Prediction

  • Spurs to Win

    Votes: 7 20.6%
  • Chelsea to win

    Votes: 22 64.7%
  • Score Draw

    Votes: 5 14.7%
  • Goalless Draw

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters




Having posted contrasting results in our respective opening European encounters, Both Chelsea and us prepare for battle in an eye-catching London derby in the Premier League tomorrow afternoon. We played out a 2-2 with Rennes in the Europa Conference League in midweek, whereas Chelsea started their Champions League defence with a 1-0 success over Zenit St Petersburg.

With a hefty amount of expected changes in tow, we kicked off our Conference League group-stage campaign against French powerhouses Rennes on Thursday night, but we only had one point and two more injury problems to show for our efforts.

After Loic Bade’s own goal gave us the lead, Rennes responded through FlavienTait and new signing Gaetan Laborde, but our lynchpin Hojbjerg came off the bench to rescue a point for us at the Roazhon Park.

It may have been all sunshine and rainbows for Nuno during his three-game winning run in the Premier League - which saw us briefly top the rankings - but a humbling 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace last weekend has seen us drop to seventh amid a challenging seven days.

However, both of our underwhelming results in that period have come on the road, with us scoring five goals and conceding none in our three home victories so far this term, and we have won 11 of our last 13 games at home in all competitions.

Not since the 2002-03 campaign have we taken nine points from our opening three fixtures on home soil, but any chances of us ending that 19-year streak appear slim against a Chelsea side with a glint in their eyes.

It may not have been a comprehensive drubbing that some fans would have hoped for, but in the end, Chelsea's defence of their Champions League crown began with three points against Zenit St Petersburg, who were sunk by Lukaku’s 69th-minute header.

The Belgian's prolific start to life back in blue continues after he had previously broken his Stamford Bridge duck against Aston Villa last weekend - where Kovacic also netted in a dominant 3-0 win - and Chelsea are now one of four sides sitting level on 10 points at the top of the division.

Thomas Tuchel only just managed to scrape a top-four finish with this Chelsea side last term amid their run to Porto, but the German's well-oiled machine firmly have the look of title contenders this time around, although clashes with Juventus and Manchester City before the end of the month will truly test their mettle.

The Blues travel across the capital having lost just one of their last 15 away matches in all competitions, while they have scored in each of their last six Premier League matches on the road - a streak that does not appear to be ending any time soon with Lukaku firing on all cylinders.

A Jorginho penalty propelled Chelsea to a 1-0 win in this fixture last term during the earliest days of Tuchel's reign, and the Blues are unbeaten in their last five Premier League matches versus us - winning four of them and conceding just one goal in that run.

Team News

We have lost Tanganga to suspension and most likely Dier to injury ahead of Sunday's game, soRomero and Sanchez may be thrust straight back into action following their returns to the UK on Saturday

LoCelso could also make the squad, while Bergwijn and Moura both had to come off against Rennes with knocks to the ankle and are not expected to be ready for this game.

Son is supposedly hopeful of being passed fit to face the European champions, while Gil should certainly be handed a start alongside Kane amid Spurs' absentee crisis, especially if Sessegnon remains out.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are not expected to welcome Pulisic back from an ankle injury just yet, but there is more optimism over Kante’s fitness, even though he was not passed fit for the win over Zenit.

Reece-James is back from a domestic ban and will hope to reprise his role on the right, but Chilwell may be kept waiting as Alonso continues on the opposite side.

Havertz should be reintroduced to the attack over Ziyech - a change that occurred after 63 minutes against Zenit - while new arrival Niguez had a debut to forget against Villa and is set for another bench appearance.


Our first encounter with Chelsea was on Saturday 18th December 1909 where they beat us 2-1 in the league.

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