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Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea: Match Preview And Prediction

Chelsea make the trip to North London to play Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side knowing that a win will give them the single season Premier League record winning streak of 14 games in a row. Tottenham know that if they are to keep alive any ambitions of winning the League this year then they really need to beat Antonio Conte’s team. Spurs of course were the first team to beat Manchester City this season and at the time it seemed like a very big result but the form of City since indicates that it might not have been such a surprise as Chelsea have also beaten Man City away and Celtic have drawn with the Citizens and Liverpool just beat Pep Guardiola’s team too.

Recent history certainly seems to favour Conte’s team as they have won 5 games, drawn 7 and only lost 1 game of the last 13 Premier League meetings between the two sides. Looking closer at the numbers reveals that Chelsea have won more matches in the Premier League (26) and scored more League goals (92) vs Tottenham than they have against any other opponent so things do look good for the Blues ahead of the clash. The negative for Chelsea comes when you consider their recent record at White Hart Lane. The last time Chelsea won away against Spurs was way back in October of 2012 when they got the 3 points courtesy of a 4-2 win. Chelsea have lost 2 games and drawn 1 of the 3 meetings at White Hart Lane since that last win.

Pochettino’s side are unbeaten at home this season having won 7 matches and drawn 2 games but Antonio Conte has the best win percentage on the road in the Premier League of any Chelsea manager (77.8%) so this game can be viewed in many ways. We think the game will start off as a very cagey affair with so much at stake but we think Chelsea will ultimately come up with the goods and win the game 2-1.