Premier League: Chelsea VS Tottenham – Match Prediction and Betting Tips
It will be fascinating to watch which of the two capital rivals can make an early statement in the fight to become the city’s top dog, given that the London derby is taking place early in the campaign. On Sunday, August 14, 2022, the Premier League game is slated for a 4.30 pm BST kickoff. The venue is Stamford Bridge in London where Chelsea play host to Antonio Conte’s Tottenham side.
Given the bar Manchester City and Liverpool have set, Conte’s squad may be extremely tough to repeat their Premier League title-winning feats with Spurs. Still, they are anticipated to challenge the league’s top spot in their wake. Although Thomas Tuchel’s life has altered significantly since last season, Chelsea held that position at the time.
Despite making significant financial investments this summer, the Blues struggled mightily against Everton, with many of the issues that ruined their title run last season resurfacing. Despite the possibility that Marc Cucurella may make his full debut in place of Ben Chilwell, who is currently recovering from a long-term injury, Tuchel is expected to remain with the same type of lineup that defeated Everton.
Both teams have won their first match of the new season, with Tottenham trouncing Southampton 4-1 at home while Chelsea edged Everton to a 1-0 victory at Goodison Park. At the moment, Spurs are now leading the Premier League table due to their better goal difference, but at this point in the season, it’s not wise to make too many assumptions from the rankings.
It’s easy to say that Chelsea thoroughly outplayed Everton last weekend, claiming 63% of the ball and registering 15 shots, six of which were successful. The Blues, however, were only able to score one goal. Jorginho successfully converted a penalty in the last seconds of the opening half to give his team the victory.
Thomas Tuchel’s team has lost just five of their past 33 Premier League contests due to a solid finish to the previous season. It’s also important to note that Chelsea scored in their last 16 home Premier League games, which suggests they will do so on Sunday. On the first weekend, Tottenham defeated Southampton 4-1. Along with an own goal by Mohammed Salisu, the scoring was shared by Ryan Sessegnon, Eric Dier, and Dejan Kulusevski.
Last time around, Spurs controlled 58% of the ball and took 18 shots. However, the Saints only had two successful efforts. Due to their success in avoiding loss in each of their final six league contests of the previous season, Antonio Conte’s team enters Matchday 2 with a seven-game winning run. Overall, Tottenham has only suffered one defeat in their last 12 games in the Premier League.
It is important to note that Spurs have only triumphed against Chelsea seven times in their past 44 Premier League encounters. The Blues have won six and drew one of their past seven league encounters with Tottenham, avoiding defeat each time.
The only Premier League team now without an injury issue is Chelsea, according to team news. Marc Cucurella joined the team from Brighton and may make his complete club debut. Oliver Skipp, a midfielder for Tottenham, is injured and won’t be available on Sunday. Following his departure from Everton, Richarlison may make his debut.
Because of this, we believe Tottenham will win on Sunday and the London bragging rights by scoring more than 1.5 goals.
Over 9.5 Asian Total Corners @ 1.75 (7u at Bet365)