Written 20th December 2019
Tottenham v Chelsea Betting Tips
Jose Mourinho faces another one of his old sides this weekend as Chelsea make their first trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Mourinho has transformed Tottenham into the team everyone thought they would be heading into the season. Heung Min Son, Dele Alli and Harry Kane all look improved and Spurs should now finish in the top 4. Chelsea started well, but have started to fall off in recent weeks. 4 defeats in their last 6 is a worrying run of form for Frank Lampard, who will be hoping to get one over on his old boss on Sunday.
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Spurs’ Recent Form
Last Time Out For Spurs
Tottenham needed a last minute winner to maintain their strong start under Jose Mourinho. Spurs started strongly and took the lead after just 8 minutes. The Brazilian took the ball into the box with 3 Wolves defenders around him, but still had the space to rifle a shot into the roof of the net. Eric Dier hit the post as Spurs impressed in the first half, but they failed to increase their lead going into the break. Wolves looked a different side in the second half and found an equaliser through Adama Traore. The winger found himself in the middle of the pitch on a counter attack, before his powerful shot found its way into the top corner. Wolves looked to be hanging for a draw, but Jan Vertonghen broke free from a corner to head in a 91st winner. The win brings Spurs into 5th, 3 points behind Chelsea in the top 4. Although Mourinho has developed a reputation for ‘parking the bus’ recently, goals have come from all over the pitch since he took over at Spurs.
Chelsea’s Recent Form
Last Time Out For Chelsea
Long gone are the days when Stamford Bridge was a fortress as Chelsea dropped points for the 5th time at home against Bournemouth. Chelsea looked exactly like they have done so far this season - fragile at the back, exciting going forward. The first chance of the match came for Bournemouth as Harry Wilson’s low strike was batted away by Kepa Arrizabalaga. Mason Mount then came close for Chelsea, but couldn’t capitalise after a lofted Jorginho pass. Christian Pulisic’s header was blocked on the line, and it already looked like being a frustrating afternoon for Chelsea. As the match drew to a close, a hopeful overhead lob from Dan Gosling looped over Kepa before creeping just over the line. After a VAR check, Gosling was ruled onside and the goal was awarded in the most bizarre circumstances. After starting the season as one of the league’s top scorers, Chelsea have now only scored 3 times in their last 5 games and Tammy Abraham isn’t firing quite as freely as he was.
Where’s The Value Bet?
The one player who has benefitted the most from Jose Mourinho’s appointment is Dele Alli. Mourinho asked Alli if it was him or his brother playing for Spurs this season, after he had failed to impress under Pochettino. But since Mourinho came in, Dele has scored 4 goals in 6 games in all competitions. Coming into a game against Chelsea, Dele will already be full of confidence against a team that he has a good record against. Alli has scored 6 goals in just 7 games against Chelsea in his career, a record better than against any other side. With both of those factors coming into play, Alli to score anytime at 8/5 looks like a good value bet.
How To Watch Tottenham v Chelsea
Tottenham v Chelsea will be shown live on Sky Sports from 16:30pm on Sunday 22nd December.
Bet UK’s Headline Betting Tip
With Chelsea struggling at the back and Spurs invigorated going forward, it’s tough not to see Spurs dominating this one and grabbing a few goals.
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