Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview, Head-to-Head H2H, Latest Prediction – Premier League 2020/21

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After sacking former player Frank Lampard, Chelsea will hope for a bright future ahead under Thomas Tuchel, who will face his toughest opponent yet in the form of Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham in the Premier League, and Alley Sport is here with Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview.

Christian Pulisic was handed his professional debut at Dortmund by Thomas Tuchel | Image: Getty Images, Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview
Christian Pulisic was handed his professional debut at Dortmund by Thomas Tuchel | Image: Getty Images, Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview

Chelsea vs Tottenham Hostpur Preview

After a slew of disappointing results, Chelsea sacked manager Frank Lampard, and appointed ex-PSG boss Thomas Tuchel at the Stamford Bridge hotseat. Tuchel managed his first game as Chelsea boss in a 0-0 draw against Wolves. Although the result might not be what the Blues fans expected, they would’ve been pleased to see the dominating attacking football played by Tuchel’s new-look Chelsea side. With a staggering 840+ passes made, Tuchel has already started imprinting his tactical ideas on this young Chelsea team that has the potential to be serial winners.

Against Tottenham, Tuchel will be counting on the experience of players like Thiago Silva, Cesar Azpilicueta and also the youthful exuberance of stars Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic and Reece James. It will be interesting to watch what is expected to be an intense tactical battle between two coaches who seem to have opposing ideas on how to approach a game of football, as Jose Mourinho’s more pragmatic style clashes against Tuchel’s possession-oriented gameplay.

In their most recent fixture, Tottenham suffered a 1-3 defeat at home to PL champions Liverpool, with goals from Roberto Firmino, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Sadio Mane highlighting an array of defensive problems that Mourinho will need to address before facing off against his former employers. Spurs captain Hugo Lloris will be hoping for a better outing against the Blues after a dismal 90 minutes against Liverpool.

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Chelsea youngsters Mason Mount, Reece James, Christian Pulisic (pictued) are among the youngsters hoped to thrive under Tuchel | Image: Getty Images, Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview
Chelsea youngsters Mason Mount, Reece James, Christian Pulisic (pictued) are among the youngsters hoped to thrive under Tuchel | Image: Getty Images, Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview

Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview: Head-to-Head H2H

The two London rivals have faced each other 168 times, with Chelsea getting one over their cross-town rivals 72 times, more than Tottenham’s 55 wins. 41 of these fixtures have ended in a draw. Chelsea’s last league defeat against Tottenham came in November 2018, in a 3-1 defeat at the Wembley Stadium. Since then, Chelsea have remained unbeaten in 4 Premier League games against Spurs, winning 3 and drawing one.

The most recent encounter between these two sides finished in a 0-0 draw in the Premier League in November 2020. With Chelsea trying to recover from their problems during the beginning of the season and Tottenham trying to push for a late contention of the league title, this game carries a lot of importance to both sides and we can expect an intense and tactical battle between these two teams.

Tuchel will count on the experience of Thiago Silva in central defence against Tottenham | Image: Getty Images, Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview
Tuchel will count on the experience of Thiago Silva in central defence against Tottenham | Image: Getty Images, Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview

Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview: Score Prediction

This is expected to be a tight affair between two sides that seem to be equal on paper. Spurs will miss the creativity and goal-threat of Harry Kane and Chelsea will need more time adjusting to Tuchel’s style of play and start grinding out consistent results. We predict a 2-2 draw.

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