Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur: Match Preview

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Team News

Eden Hazard is back for Chelsea after missing Sunday’s win over Manchester United at Old Trafford with a calf injury. Jon Obi Mikel (hip) and Ryan Bertrand (knee) are out.

Aaron Lennon his hoping to be fit for Tottenham after he was substituted during the win over Southampton due to a tight hamstring, while Moussa Dembele has recovered from a similar ailment.

Rafael Benitez pre-game…“My job is to do what I have to do this year,” he said. My target is to finish in the top four, top three. Now we’re in the [Europa League] final and trying to win the final. That’s it. That is the situation and we have to deal with that. We will try to keep doing a professional job with integrity until the end.” (

Andre Villas-Boas pre-game…“In the end, it’s brought them success and sometimes success is what matters in football – independent of the style. I have a different opinion. I think if you don’t have a style, it makes you invisible in football. Only teams with style succeed. But, in the end, success is normally what matters in modern Europe.” (Guardian) 

Match Statistic: Chelsea have won their last six home games, while Spurs have failed to score only once on their travels in the league this season.

Prediction: Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur