Tip Tottenham - Chelsea
Prediction published on December 19, 2019 at 9:03 PM - Modified on December 19, 2019 at 10:04 PM
Another weekend and again Jose Mourinho is up against one of his former clubs. This time fifth placed Tottenham host Chelsea who are a place and three points above Spurs. When Tottenham made their managerial change they were 12 points adrift of the final Champions League place. Since Mourinho arrived, they have won four out of five league games and with Chelsea struggling, a win for Spurs in this game will see them in the top four at Christmas. Tottenham have been scoring plenty of goals since Mourinho took over and key players such as Dele Alli are now putting a much stronger shift in each week.
While Tottenham have been improving, it's been a more difficult time for Chelsea. The big lead they had over fifth place could well disappear this weekend. They come into this match having lost four of their last five league games. Last week saw them have a disastrous 1-0 home loss to Bournemouth and Chelsea have to find some way of changing things around. A form guide for the last five league games has them in 18th, compared to the third place Tottenham have in that table. Away form has been good for Chelsea this season, though too many goals have been conceded. That could be the case again this weekend and the tip is for a Tottenham home win.
Key points Tottenham - Chelsea
Tottenham have won four of their last five league games.
Chelsea have lost four of their last five league matches.
Chelsea have lost their last two away league games conceding five goals.
Only three teams have conceded more away Premier League goals this season than Chelsea.
Conclusion Tottenham - Chelsea
Tottenham have turned things around since the arrival of Jose Mourinho. They could be in the Champions League places for Christmas, though that is partly due to the appalling league form of their opponents. Spurs have been good at home of late with eight goals scored in the last two league games (plus another four in the Champions League). It's all going wrong for Chelsea at present and Frank Lampard might be glad that their transfer ban is over. Chelsea have lost four of their last five league games and this looks like being another defeat. Go for Tottenham to win this match.
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