Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho looks the happier of the two as he has a full team to pick from. David Luiz might start on the bench as he recently returned from injury while Eden Hazard is set to start despite picking an ankle knock on international duty. Hat-trick hero Andre Schurrle could replace Willian in the starting line up, with Matic and Ramires to sit in the pocket between the midfield and defense.
Tottenham Hotspurs (4-1-4-1): Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Rose, Sandro, Lennon, Paulinho, Benteleb, Eriksen, Adebayor
Although Roberto Soldado scored this first goal in nine matches in their recent win over Cardiff, Spurs manager Tim Sherwood would probably leave Soldado on the bench with Adebayor sitting as the lone striker. Both Kyle Walkder and Danny Rose are set to return for Spurs as they both sat out of the previous game. Sandro is believe to get the heads up to try and apply pressure against the Blues’ flowing midfield.
Guess I’m hoping Chelsea draw this weekend, don’t need Tottenham getting 3 points.
— John McHale (@johnmchale10) March 7, 2014
“@IamAkebaje: Chelsea vs Tottenham”another 3points for Chelsea
— Psalm (@ubsammy) March 7, 2014
@DanishBaller chelsea is not beating any tottenham.
— Philip chimezie (@doprime_28525) March 7, 2014
On April 14th 2012, Tottenham visited Chelsea at home and failed to capitalize on their opportunity. The Blues tore Spurs apart as the game ended 5-1.
Eden Hazard is the man to watch due to his incredible talent as well as his consistency. With 12 goals and 10 assist in the Premier League this season, we are backing the in-form Belgian to come up with the goods in this West London derby.
Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur: An Alternative Preview
Chelsea have picked up the most points on home soil in the Barclays Premier League (38) this season.
No team have earned more points away from home in the Barclays Premier League than Tottenham (29).