A big match will be presented in the 23rd week of the EPL tonight. One of the champions, Chelsea will host Tottenham at Stamford Bridge.
This match is a must-win party for Chelsea. This is because Chelsea are currently thrown into third place, and further away from the top of the standings. So they don’t want to waste any more points.
On the other hand, Tottenham come to Stamford Bridge determined to win. Antonio Conte’s men want to continue their positive trend of late and they want to break into the top four.
But in this duel, we predict Chelsea will come out victorious, even though this match will be a fierce match. Why is that? Read more below.
Tottenham Helpless Against Chelsea
The first reason why we favor Chelsea to win this match is because Chelsea have a good record against Tottenham.
In the last 12 meetings, Chelsea have never lost against Tottenham. Even in 2022, they have beaten Tottenham twice.
The two matches took place in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. At that time Chelsea won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge and won 1-0 at Tottenham Stadium.
Stamford Bridge Awful
The second reason Chelsea will win in this match is because they are playing at Stamford Bridge. The Blues headquarters is a haunted stadium for the guests.
Evidently, from a total of 13 last home games Chelsea have never lost. The last time they won with a score of 5-1 against Maccelsfied in the FA Cup.
In their last six visits to West London, Tottenham are winless. In total they can draw Chelsea twice and lose four times.
Gacor With New Formation
The third reason why Chelsea have the potential to win against Tottenham is because their performance is starting to improve with their new scheme.
At the beginning of this season, Thomas Tuchel often played a three-back scheme. However, due to the defender crisis that occurred in the Chelsea squad, Tuchel played a 4-back scheme, 4-2-2-2 to be exact.
This tactic has proven to make Chelsea’s performance optimal even though their squad has been hit by a storm of injuries and COVID-19.
The fourth reason why Chelsea are more likely to win is because Tottenham are not reinforced by Son Heung-Min. The South Korean player was injured.
This season Son is Tottenham’s top scorer in the EPL. He has packed eight goals for The Lillywhites, so his absence will have an impact on Tottenham’s sharpness.
On the other hand, Tottenham’s other strikers are still not scoring goals and are inconsistent. As a result Tottenham will be increasingly difficult to win in this match.
End Bad Period
Chelsea has a double motivation in this match. They want to end their negative trend in the EPL arena.
The Blues have gone four games without a win in the EPL. Last time, they were held to a draw by Brighton with a score of 1-1.
This causes them to be further away from the title race. So the Blues will fight to get back to three points and win this match.