The Blues have made some heavy investments this summer, signing the likes of Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Marc Cucurella.
These players did well on their debut to earn a 1-0 victory over Everton last week but the overall performance was far from convincing.
However, the West London side still managed to claim full points from the league encounter, with Jorginho providing the decisive goal from the penalty spot. And that’s all what matters in the end.
Chelsea now face difficult opponents in Tottenham and they will have to provide a better display to beat the Lilywhites this Sunday.
Spurs have seen a great improvement in their fortunes since Antonio Conte took over the club in November last year. The Italian boss guided them to a fourth place finish in the Premier League table, thus securing them Champions League football for the first time since 2019-20.
The North London outfit made a flying start to the new campaign, beating Southampton by an emphatic 4-1 scoreline.
Ryan Sessegnon, Eric Dier and Dejan Kulusevski were all on the scoresheet as Spurs registered a comfortable victory at their home stadium.
Chelsea were far from convincing in their opening league victory over Everton but Thomas Tuchel is likely to be satisfied with the result.
The German boss will be looking to claim back-to-back victories this weekend but that is likely to be a difficult challenge.
However, they can take heart by looking at their recent record against Tottenham. The North London club have lost their previous five matches against the Blues. Spurs also have yet to defeat their London rivals in the Premier League since 2018.
Tottenham have made great progress under Conte and they look like top candidates to finish in the top-four this season. The Lilywhites have also strengthened their ranks this summer, signing the likes of Richarlison, Clement Lenglet, Yves Bissouma and Djed Spence.
Their recent record against Chelsea hasn’t been good, with the North London outfit losing all their Premier League and League Cup matches last season. However, they are the team in form and will be looking to win consecutive league matches.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Expected Line-ups
Chelsea (3-4-3): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Koulibaly; James, Jorginho, Kante, Cucurella; Sterling, Mount; Havertz
Tottenham (3-4-2-1): Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Emerson, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sessegnon; Kulusevski, Kane, Son
How to Watch?
Chelsea vs Tottenham, as well as all other Premier League matches, is available to watch online via Premier League live streams.
Chelsea and Tottenham look almost equally matched, with both sides boasting plenty of quality in their ranks. However, considering Spurs’ emphatic victory last week, we will back Antonio Conte’s men to emerge victorious at Stamford Bridge this Sunday.
Chelsea 1-2 Tottenham
- Arsenal vs Bodo/Glimt Preview – Prediction, how to watch & potential line-ups
- Omonia vs Manchester United Preview – Prediction, how to watch & potential line-ups
- Saudi Arabia wins bid to host 2029 Asian Winter Games
- Chelsea vs AC Milan Preview – Prediction, how to watch & potential line-ups
- Manchester City vs Copenhagen – Prediction, how to watch & potential line-ups
- Liverpool vs Rangers Preview – Prediction, how to watch & potential line-ups
- Eintracht Frankfurt vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview – Prediction, how to watch & potential line-ups
- Mikel Arteta’s response on whether Arsenal are genuine Premier League title contenders
- Former Super Bowl MVP urges the Steelers to adopt a ‘winning attitude’
- Manchester City vs Manchester United Preview – Prediction, how to watch & potential line-ups