Tottenham Hotspur are fresh off of a first Premier League loss of the season against Crystal Palace. The north London club fell 3-0 in a poor performance on matchday 4. Now, Nuno Espirito Santo’s team has another London derby with Chelsea making the short trip across town to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Tottenham vs Chelsea Match Preview

Chelsea are coming off of another victory in the league. The Blues downed Aston Villa 3-0 and never looked in danger of dropping points. Thomas Tuchel’s side followed it up with a hard-fought win in the Champions League on matchday 1 of the group stage against Zenit St. Petersburg. Romelu Lukaku’s second half goal gave the Blues the 1-0 victory.

While Chelsea won in midweek Champions League play, Spurs played an exciting match against France’s Rennes in the Europa Conference League. The game finished 2-2 as Pierre Hojbjerg’s second half goal salvaged points from Santo’s team.

Tottenham Hotspur have not defeated Chelsea since the 2018-19 EFL Cup. Chelsea are unbeaten in eight straight games against Spurs in all competitions. A win and results going their way would send Chelsea into sole possession of first place.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea Betting Odds

Going into Premier League matchday 5, Chelsea are in a four-way tie for first place with Manchester United, Everton, and Liverpool. These teams all have big games or potentially slippery games in the title race this weekend. By the end of Sunday, one side may have pulled in front of the chasing pack.

Spurs’ last win in the Premier League against Chelsea came in 2018-19 at home. Since that win, Tottenham Hotspur have failed to win three straight home matches versus Chelsea in all competitions. Last season, these teams drew at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium nil-nil. The reverse fixture ended in a 1-0 Chelsea win thanks to a penalty goal from Jorginho in the first half. The London rivals are at the best betting odds of 29/10 to draw at full-time.

Tottenham Hotspur have taken six points from six at home this season. One of those two wins came on opening day against Manchester City. Santo’s team is not creating goals, however. Just twice have Spurs scored at home this season. Tottenham’s best betting odds to win at full-time against Chelsea are at 19/5.

Chelsea have taken four points from six on the road. Their most recent road match was played at Anfield and end in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool. Chelsea have conceded just once this season and the goal came from the penalty spot. Chelsea are at the best betting odds of 4/5 to defeat Tottenham on Sunday.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea Team News

Does Harry Kane want to be at Tottenham this season? No, and thus far, his performances have proven the striker’s desire to leave. Kane was per against Crystal Palace a week ago. Despite the creative side of Spurs lacking, Kane failed to make himself a part of the game tallying zero shots.

The importance of Heung-min Son has been shown in the early stages of the campaign. Unfortunately, the South Korean forward is ruled out of the match due to injury.

Eric Dier is a doubt due to a thigh injury. Japhet Tanganga is ruled out due to suspension following a sending off last weekend. Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn are also listed as slight doubts to play. Cristian Romero and Davinson Sanchez are expected to start in central defence.

Tuchel does not have the personnel problems that Santo does. Only Christian Pulisic is ruled out of playing the game. The American has an ankle injury. N’Golo Kante is likely to return to the team to play following an ankle issue.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea H2H

Tottenham Hotspur have failed to win eight straight games against Chelsea in all competitions. The 2018-19 season was the last time that Tottenham Hotspur defeated Chelsea at home. The club were under the management of Mauricio Pochettino at the time.

Santo is a strong manager and has already masterminded a win against Manchester City. He could choose to replicate the tactics that got Spurs the win against Man City. Chelsea will allow Tottenham Hotspur to counter attack them. However, the key difference could be Lukaku and the defensive issues Santo has in the heart of the back four.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea Prediction

Both teams to score and the game to finish in a draw @ 17/4 - BET NOW

A lot of pundits are claiming Chelsea are just too good to drop points against Tottenham Hotspur. However, just a month ago, Spurs stood up to Manchester City without Harry Kane and claimed a 1-0 win. One difference between Man City and Chelsea is Lukaku, who could bully Spurs’ defence. Our betting tips prediction experts believe Tottenham could get something from this game. Two of the last four games between these sides in all competitions finished with both teams scoring and as a draw.

Romelu Lukaku to score anytime @ 23/20 - BET NOW

Romelu Lukaku is in brilliant form. He has four goals in four games in all competitions. As long as the Belgian stays fit, Chelsea will keep scoring goals and taking points. If Lukaku went onto the injury list for an extended period of time, the goals and wins could tail off. Our betting tips prediction is for Lukaku to score anytime. He averages a goal every 90 minutes in all competitions.

First team to score: Chelsea @ 4/7 - BET NOW

Like in their match against Liverpool, Chelsea should break the deadlock first with a goal. However, our betting tips prediction is to not count out Tottenham Hotspur. Santo’s team suffered a blip against Crystal Palace, but the team was missing a number of key players. Santo should make changes to that team and go with a much stronger midfield.

Playing at home with the supporters behind them, Spurs could come back and get a draw out of the game. A draw would help Spurs much more than Chelsea, who are trying to keep pace with Manchester United, Everton, and Liverpool.