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Tottenham and Chelsea meet at White Hart Lane in a match for the 20th round of the Barclays Premier League. Chelsea won at home by (2-1) the last time they faced each other in this edition of the league on 11/26/2016. The history of direct confrontations played at this stadium indicates balance between these two teams, since there were 2 draws and 1 victory for each team in the last 4 matches. Indeed, the last time they met at this stadium was on 29-11-2015, in a match for the Barclays Premier League that ended in a draw for (0-0). It is necessary to analyze with special attention the house / off condition, as Tottenham presents different results at home and abroad.
After 11 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses, the home team is in 4th place, having won 39 points. In the last match, he won Watford away for (1-4), after in the previous game he won out in a match against Southampton by (1-4). This is a team affected by the house factor, stronger when you play in front of your fans, since in the last 30 matches you have 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 defeats as a visitor, with 22 goals scored and 15 conceded, against 10 wins, 2 draws And 3 home defeats, with 34 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last 9 home games for the league, Tottenham have won 7 and 2 draws, having won 23 points out of 27.
For this competition, he records a 4-game winning streak in his last home games and has not lost any of the last 9 games at his stadium. The team allowed their opponents to score in 8 of the last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they managed to achieve in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 19 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 8 times but managed to turn the score in 3.
Tottenham come to this game with a 1: 1 victory at Watford by 1-4, thus clinching their fourth consecutive English league win: goals were scored by Kane (2 goals) and Alli (2 goals). In this home game, coach Mauricio Pochettino is expected to keep the team 4-2-3-1 in possession of the ball and organized bouts: Eriksen is a very important player in the organization of the offensive process. However, the highlight of the home team is young Englishman H. Kane with 10 goals and 2 assists. Tottenham’s big strength at home has been the most offensive line as they scored on average 2.11 goals per game. For this game the coach can not rely only on Erik Lamela, a player recovering from injury.
The visiting team is currently in 1st place with 49 points, after 16 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home to Bournemouth by (3-0). In the last match, won at home to Stoke by (4-2). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; Against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. His last away game for this competition ended with a 0-1 victory over Crystal Palace. In the last 9 away games for the championship Chelsea have recorded 7 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat, having won 22 points out of 27 possible.
For this competition, it registers a sequence of 6 victories in the last games like visitor. In the matches played out in the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-1, which occurred in 5 of their 10 matches. The defense has been in good shape and has only conceded goals in 3 of the last 10 games, and their attack has been marked with great regularity, since it has always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games in this competition. In 19 games for the Barclays Premier League, suffered the first goal 5 times but managed to turn the score in 3.
The Chelsea team arrive at this motivated game with a 4-2 home win over Stoke, adding to their incredible record of 13 successive league victories: goals scored by Cahill, Willian (2 goals) and Diego Costa. In this away game coach Antonio Conte must keep the team in 3-4-3 with Diego Costa being the most offensive reference: the Spaniard is the top scorer with 14 goals scored. It is worth noting that playing in this condition visitors have great quality, averaging 1.56 goals and suffered 0.78 goals per game. It seems that the Italian coach can not count on Mikel and Terry, both injured.
Prediction: over 2.5 goals @ 1.88