Chelsea vs Tottenham prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out today?

Tom Kershaw
Frank Lampard looks dejected: Getty Images

Chelsea face rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday in a pivotal game in the Premier League top-four race.

Frank Lampard’s side suffered a hollowing defeat against Manchester United last Monday, leaving them just one point clear of Spurs.

Both sides are negotiating injury crises, with Son Heung-min and N’Golo Kante both ruled out for lengthy periods after last week’s fixtures.

Son scored Jose Mourinho’s side’s last-gasp winner against Aston Villa, despite an unconvincing performance, before their undefeated streak was ended by RB Leipzig in midweek.

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Here is everything you need to know:

Here is everything you need to know:

When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match will begin at 12.30pm on Saturday 22

What TV channel is it on?

The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1, with coverage beginning at midday.

What is the team news?

Chelsea: Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic and N’Golo Kante have all been ruled out, with the latter suffering a groin injury against Manchester United. However, Tammy Abraham could return to the starting line-up after recovering from an ankle injury. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is still regaining match fitness after a long layoff.

Tottenham: Moussa Sissoko, Harry Kane and Son-Heung are all out, with the latter undergoing elbow surgery earlier this week, leaving Mourinho with little choice but to start one of Lucas Moura and Dele Alli as an unconventional striker.

Predicted line-ups

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga; Zouma, Rudiger, Tomori; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Willian, Mount, Abraham

Tottenham: Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Tanganga; Dier, Ndombele; Fernandes, Lo Celso, Bergwijn; Alli

Odds

Chelsea 8/11

Draw 14/5

Tottenham 18/5

Prediction

Frank Lampard’s side are struggling badly at the moment, with the manager’s frustrations becoming increasingly apparent. Yet, the loss of Son Heung-min could prove so detrimental to Spurs’ hopes, not only in breaking down Chelsea’s defence, but for the remainder of this season. With Tammy Abraham set to return, Chelsea should finally recapture some of the firepower they showed earlier in the season and give their manager the response he desperately needs.

Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham