Tip Chelsea - Tottenham
Tottenham Hotspur head to this game with the advantage, having picked a 1 – 0 win at home in the first leg, but we can’t say this tie is over just because of that. Chelsea are still a formidable side, even though lately they have not picked the desired results. In their last outing, the Blues had a poor show and went on to lose 0 – 2 to Arsenal and this time they will need to smarten up, knowing this is the first piece of silverware they can lay their hands on in the season. Both sides know it will be Manchester City for them in the final and thus they have to give all for the big finale. Spurs have injury concerns with Dele Alli, which will be a major blow here but they will cope, looking at the size of the team and after struggling to beat Fulham over the weekend, they will hope for an easier outing at the Bridge. There are no guarantees for that though. Chelsea have six wins in their last 10 matches, with just four clean sheets, which is not a very good stat ahead of the game against Tottenham, who have failed to score just once in the last 20 matches. Chelsea are however a stronger side at home. This season they have played 18 home games across all competitions and they have lost just once, winning 13. Meanwhile, in 19 away matches, Spurs have lost three. In the last 15 though, they have suffered just one loss and won 12. In the last three meetings, Tottenham have emerged winners but in the long run Chelsea hold the big stick, with 61 wins in 144 meetings while Spurs have 48.
Key points Chelsea - Tottenham
Tottenham have beaten Chelsea in each of the last three meetings.
Tottenham have failed to score just once in 20 matches.
Chelsea have managed four clean sheets in the last 10 matches.
Conclusion Chelsea - Tottenham
The first leg meeting between these two sides was a closed affair, and Spurs managed to squeeze in a goal. Spurs are not known to be too defensive; we expect them to attack more, even though they have the lead here. With Chelsea trailing, we also don’t expect them to sit back, so we have a mouthwatering clash here with us. Four of their last five meetings have ended in over 2.5 goals and with the expectation of goals here, we believe this will also hit over 2.5 goals. That is the safest bet we can have here but a Chelsea win could also do.
Chelsea Tottenham Prediction published on January 22, 2019