Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspurs Predictions and Betting Tips
The Stamford Bridge is the stage for this highly-anticipated encounter as Chelsea and Spurs go at each other in the EFL semifinals first leg on Wednesday night. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
The Blues were big winners in the most recent encounter between both sides with the reigning European champions picking up a 3-0 victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. What sort of response would we see from Spurs this time around ?
Antonio Conte returns to the Bridge
The Blues were under a lot of pressure when Mane and Salah had put Liverpool two ahead in the Premier League between both sides last weekend. However, Kovacic and Pulisic struck back for the Blues with both teams settling for a draw in what was one of the games of the season. From a Chelsea perspective, this would be their third draw in as many games at the Stamford Bridge and given the form Spurs head into this game with, they would have to do a lot for them to pick up their first win at the Bridge since beating Leeds United last month. Chelsea's EFL Cup run hasn't had any glitz and glamour with Tuchel's troops-via a penalty shootout- getting the better of Villa and Southampton before beating Brentford 2-0 in the quarterfinals.
Having helped the side to a league and FA Cup, Antonio Conte is sure to receive a warm welcome when he makes his way onto the pitch this Wednesday and we don't expect him to hold back against his former club as he looks to help his current side to a trophy for the first time since 2008. Spurs left it late against Watford last time out, requiring a late Sanchez header for the first and only goal of the game. This stretched their unbeaten run in the league since Conte's arrival to eight league matches and also enhanced their top-four hopes given that they're just two points behind 4th place Arsenal having played two games less. In the EFL Cup quarterfinals, Spurs saw off West Ham courtesy of goals from Lucas and Bergwijn and although the Blues would certainly be a bigger fish to fry, the North London club would certainly fancy their chances.
Chelsea vs Spurs Team News
Chelsea possible starting XI:
Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Sarr; Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Ziyech, Pulisic; Havertz
Spurs possible starting XI:
Lloris; Tanganga, Sanchez, Davies; Emerson, Winks, Hojbjerg, Reguilon; Son, Kane, Gil
Chelsea vs Spurs Prediction: 1-1
Fatigue should certainly come into play this Wednesday given that both sides made to sweat for their result last weekend. We've seen Chelsea draw four of their last five games on home soil and although we expect to see yet another top-quality football match, we would be sitting on the fence for this one in yet another stalemate at Stamford Bridge.
Football Predictions For Chelsea Vs Tottenham From Our Experts
Date: Wednesday, 05 January 2022 || Time: 20:45
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|1X&Under 4.5||Cashout||0 - 0|
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|1X||Villa||0 - 0|