Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea Match Preview & Free Bets

Tottenham Hotspur lock horns with city rivals Chelsea in what has all the makings of a cracking League Cup match on Tuesday evening

Tottenham Hotspur are falling behind in the race for the Premier League crown, their title challenge stumbling thanks to a surprise 3-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers a fortnight ago. Nevertheless Mauricio Pochettino’s men are certainly a force to be reckoned with having triumphed in fourteen of their last seventeen competition outings with just two defeats during this time. The 7-0 thrashing of Tranmere Rovers was impressive enough but the fact that this came on the back of emphatic wins over Everton (6-2) and Bournemouth (5-0) emphasises the fact that Chelsea are going to have their work cut-out stopping them from scoring at the national stadium.

While Tottenham Hotspur have been flying high, Chelsea have struggled throughout December with their Premier League title hopes all but gone. A defeat at home to Leicester City and a subsequent goal-less draw with Southampton came on the back of a hugely disappointing defeat away to Wolverhampton Wanderers, therefore the only realistic chance which they have of collecting some silverware this season will be in cup competitions. In this regard, Maurizio Sarri’s men are just two games away from a place in the League Cup Final but we’re not expecting it to be a walk in the park for either side on Tuesday evening.

Spurs may have suffered a surprise defeat in front of their own fans in recent weeks but their form at the national stadium has been impressive of late and they did enjoy an emphatic 3-1 win over the Blues in their last meeting at this venue November 2018. Indeed goals are usually on the cards when these rivals lock horns and as such we envisage a bit of a goal-fest in West London with Ladbrokes Bookmakers going 9/4 on Tottenham Hotspur to win and over 2.5 goals.