Chelsea and Tottenham clash in the first meeting between two members of the Premier League’s ‘big six’ this season on Sunday at Stamford Bridge.
Both sides got their campaigns off to winning starts last weekend, but the contrasting nature of those victories was in line with the broad moods surrounding the clubs heading into 2022/23.
Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea were forced to grind out a 1-0 win at Everton after Jorginho scored the only goal from the penalty spot in first-half stoppage time, while Spurs were rampant, tearing Southampton apart in a 4-1 win at a buoyant Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
But we all know that form counts for nothing going into derby matches, right? In any case, here’s everything you need to know about a mouthwatering showdown.
What time is Chelsea vs. Tottenham?
The all-London encounter will kickoff at 4:30 pm BST on Sunday, August 14.
|Date||Sun, August 14||Sun, August 14||Sun, August 14||Mon, August 15|
|time||16:30 BST||11:30 ET||11:30 ET||01:30 AEST|
Chelsea vs. Tottenham TV channel, live stream
|TV channel||Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Premier League||USA Network, NBC University||—||—|
|Streaming||NOW TV/Sky Go||fuboTV||fuboTV||Optus Sports|
UK: The Chelsea-Spurs match will be televised and streamed by Sky Sports in the UK.
USA: The match will be carried by USA Network (English) and Universo (Spanish), with both those channels streaming on fuboTV.
Canada: Every Premier League game streams live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream matches live and on demand on Optus Sport.
Chelsea vs. Tottenham predicted lineups
Kalidou Koulibaly was substituted during the second half at Everton, but Tuchel confirmed the former Napoli defender was merely suffering from cramp. That means Marc Cucurella might have to wait a little longer for a full debut, especially after Ben Chilwell impressed on his first start since suffering a serious knee injury last November.
Tuchel might be tempted to reconfigure his forward line, in shape if not in terms of personnel after Kai Havertz failed to make much of an impression on the left of the front three on Merseyside.
Chelsea Predicted Lineup (3-4-3): Mendy (GK) – Azpilicueta, Silva, Koulibaly – James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell – Mount, Sterling, Havertz
Five of Antonio Conte’s close-season signings had to be content with a place on the bench against Southampton and the boss is unlikely to see any reason to change after such an emphatic display.
Richarlison is available after suspension but is likely to join the substitutes given how lethal Dejan Kulusevski, Son Heung-min and Harry Kane looked in tandem.
Tottenham predicted lineup (3-4-3): Lloris (GK) – Romero, Dier, Davies – Emerson, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon – Kulusevski, Kane, Son
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Chelsea vs. Tottenham betting odds
Chelsea won all four of the meetings between the sides across all competitions last season, scoring eight unanswered goals.
Three of those wins came against Conte’s Spurs in January, with a 2-0 league win at Stamford Bridge following the two-legged Carabao Cup semi-final. However, the sense is that Tottenham have taken great strides since then, while Tuchel’s Blues have lost some of the spark that made them European champions a little over a year ago.
|About 2.5 goals||5/6||-115||1.85|
|Both teams to score||4/6||-155||1.65|