Sunday Live Blog: Tottenham v. Chelsea
Hello all. Join me again tomorrow for a liveblog of Chelsea and Spurs, from 10:30 am ET (3:30 PM UK Time). We will discuss the Chelsea-Spurs game as it happens, and look forward to the big Monday night game, Manchester United v. Arsenal. Meanwhile, let’s look at the teams for tomorrow, shall we?
Chelsea are 4th, with 30 points, and will go top of the league with a win over Spurs. Current league leaders Arsenal and Manchester City have 32 points. Meanwhile, Tottenham is in 5th, with 26 points. However, the points don’t tell the full story for each team, as the Blues have struggled the last few weeks, losing 3 out of their last six. Manager Carlo Ancelotti has been put under huge pressure leading into this game. Chelsea may get Frank Lampard back from injury, as well.
For Spurs, the loss of Rafa van der Vaart will be huge, as he will likely be replaced in the lineup by Luka Modric. Spurs will also likely go with Defoe and Crouch up front. This is probably the strongest Spurs side in a long time, and they’re meeting Chelsea at just the right time, with the West Londoners really struggling right now.
Prediction: Spurs 2, Chelsea 1.