Tottenham Hotspur heads into the weekend with their faint English Premier League title hopes hanging by a thread and in fact, it could all be over by the time they take to the pitch against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday, May 2nd. If Leicester manages to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford on May 1st the league crown will be theirs. However, a Leicester loss or draw will keep Spurs’ chances alive and will make their match against London neighbors Chelsea a must-win situation. Tottenham blew two huge points last Monday when they drew 1-1with West Bromwich Albion at home at White Hart Lane. Meanwhile, Chelsea were 4-1 winners away at Bournemouth last weekend.
Chelsea heads into the London derby in ninth place in the league with 47 points from 12 wins, 11 draws and 11 losses with 53 goals for and 46 against. They have just five wins at home along with seven draws and five defeats while scoring 29 goals and allowing 27 against. Chelsea has posted three clean sheets at Stamford Bridge and has been shut out just twice. Overall, they have nine clean sheets and have failed to score on eight occasions. Chelsea has four games to go in the season and currently sit nine points behind sixth-place West Ham United and a spot in next season’s Europa League.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur – bet365 Soccer Betting Line:
- bet365 currently lists Tottenham as the close favorites at 6/3 with Tottenham 7/4 and a draw at 13/5
Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur – Head to Head:
- The two clubs met at White Hart Lane back in November and played to an uneventful 0-0 draw. Chelsea beat Tottenham 2-0 in last year’s League Cup Final at Wembley while Spurs were 5-3 winners at home in league action last season and Chelsea won 3-0 at Stamford Bridge. Overall, the two teams have met 154 times in the past with Chelsea winning 65, losing 50 and drawing the other 39. Spurs have just one win in their last 13 meetings along with six draws and six defeats.
Tottenham heads into this crucial weekend with 69 points from 19 wins, 12 draws and four losses with 65 goals scored and a league-low 26 against. Spurs have nine victories away from home along with six draws and a pair of defeats while scoring 31 times and allowing 13 against. Spurs has five clean sheets on their travels and have been shut out just twice. Overall, they have 13 clean sheets and have failed to score in six matches. Spurs have four wins, a loss and a draw on their last six road trips. Spurs are five points ahead of Arsenal and Manchester City with just three games remaining and are 10 points up on fifth-place Manchester United. Spurs could conceivably fall all the way to fifth place if they lose their last three games and the those three teams win all theirs as Man United has a game in hand on them.
If Leicester happens to clinch the title before this game, it’s still going to be a crucial contest for Tottenham as they need the points to assure themselves of a top-four finish and a spot in the 2016/17 European Champions League. Things will be a little more difficult for Spurs as English international midfielder Dele Alli has been suspended for the remainder of the season after pleading guilty to violent conduct in Spurs outing against West Brom last Monday.
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