CHELSEA face a huge London derby this weekend as they take on Tottenham in a crucial game.
The Blues are in torrid form, having won just one game in 2023, and they were beaten by 20th-place Southampton last weekend.
Kaliodu Koulibaly scored when Chelsea faced Tottenham lastCredit: Getty
Tottenham are coming off a win over West Ham but have been somewhat inconsistent this season as well.
They currently sit in the Champions League places but will need Harry Kane to keep firing if they are to make a top spot their own.
And matters for the North Londoners will not have been helped by the sickening online racial abuse that Son Heung-min was subjected to after their win over the Hammers.
The visiting Blues spent more than all five of Europe’s top leagues combined in the January window and owner Todd Boehly will be expecting a significant return on his investment.
But there are no signs yet of him losing patience with Graham Potter, despite a run of form that would have almost certainly seen the ex-Brighton boss sacked under the club’s previous ownership.
At £107m, the Premier League’s record signing Enzo Fernandez will be expected to become a star man at Stamford Bridge.
But Spurs will be well aware of how easily the World Cup winner was beaten by Karim Adeyemi for Dortmund’s goal in the Champions League last week.
Former Blues boss Antonio Conte always ensures his teams are nothing if not physically strong and full of fitness.
And he will be looking for the midfield pairing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Oliver Skipp to keep the Argentine quiet.
Meanwhile Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison are likely to retain their places as they look to upstage new Chelsea signing Mykhailo Mudryk on the wing.
When is Tottenham vs Chelsea?
Chelsea’s visit to Tottenham will take place on Sunday, February 26.
The game will kick off at 1.30pm GMT.
Tottenham vs Chelsea will be held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
What channel is it and can it be live streamed?
Tottenham vs Chelsea will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event.
You can live stream the action from the NOW TV or Sky Go app, both of which are available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.
Chelsea are sweating over the fitness of centre-back stalwart Thiago Silva, who missed the loss to Southampton at the weekend.
Reece James also missed the game but could return to action in North London.
Mykhaylo Mudryk may be afforded a start, while Kai Havertz is also likely to come back into the fold.
Christian Romero is still suspended for Tottenham, so Japhet Tanganga could start again for Spurs at the back.
- Tottenham – 7/5]
- Draw – 23/10]
- Chelsea – 15/8
*Odds courtesy of Betfair and correct at time of publication.