Tottenham and Chelsea face off in a huge Premier League London derby this Sunday.
Spurs will be determined to get a positive result after a tough week in which they fell to a 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace before drawing 2-2 with Rennes in the Europa Conference League.
For Chelsea, it’s been a wonderful start to the season with three wins from four matches in the league and a narrow victory over Zenit in the Champions League.
It’s always a fierce contest between these two rivals and there will be plenty at stake this Sunday.
Tottenham v Chelsea: Date and time
The Premier League contest is set to take place on Sunday, September 19.
It will take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with a kick-off time of 4.30pm.
Both sides will then have three days to prepare for their Carabao Cup third round clashes with Wolves and Aston Villa respectively.
Tottenham v Chelsea: TV channel and live stream
The clash will broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League with coverage starting at 4pm.
Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.
If not, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £9.99.
Updates will be live on talkSPORT throughout the evening while talkSPORT.com will also be running a live blog.
Tottenham v Chelsea: Team news
- Tottenham XI: Lloris; Emerson, Dier, Romero, Reguilón, Hojbjerg, Lo Celso, Ndombèlé, Alli, Son, Kane
- SUBS: Gollini, Doherty, Rodon, Sanchez, Davies, Winks, Skipp, Bryan, Scarlett
- Chelsea XI: Arrizabalaga, Christensen, Silva, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, Mount, Lukaku, Havertz
- SUBS: Bettinelli, Chilwell, James, Kante, Chalobah, Saul, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Werner
Nuno Espirito Santo is facing something of a selection dilemma ahead of the clash with Chelsea.
Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura were both forced off against Rennes on Thursday night, while Son Heung-min and Eric Dier are also major doubts.
Japhet Tanganga will miss out through suspension and Davinson Sanchez, Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso are not expected back in the country until 24 hours before the game.
For Chelsea they’ve been handed a boost with the news that N’Golo Kante will be fit to return to action.
The midfielder has been troubled with an ankle injury but should return against Spurs.
Christian Pulisic is on the road to recovery as well but is expected to miss out.
Tottenham v Chelsea: Match facts
- Tottenham have conceded more Premier League goals against Chelsea (103) than they have versus any other opponent, while they’ve only lost more games in the competition against Man Utd (36) than against the Blues (31).
- Chelsea have won their last two Premier League away games against Tottenham, as many as in their previous 13 visits (D5 L6). They last won three in a row at Spurs between April 2004 and August 2005.
- Tottenham have lost four of their last six Premier League London derby matches (W2), as many as they had in their previous 18 such games combined. Spurs have lost their last two such games, last losing three in a row in August 2005 – the third game of which came at home to Chelsea.
- Chelsea have won each of their last five away league London derbies – they’ve never won six in a row on the road before in their league history.
- Only twice before have Tottenham started a Premier League campaign with three home wins out of three, doing so in 2000-01 and 2002-03. Spurs have won eight of their last 10 league games at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (L2), keeping six clean sheets in the process.
- Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in 61% of their Premier League games under Thomas Tuchel (14/23) – it’s the best clean sheet ratio any manager has at a specific club in the competition’s history (min. 10 games).
- Tottenham are averaging just 9.5 shots-per-game in the Premier League under Nuno Espírito Santo this season, the lowest average on record for the club in the competition (since 2003-04). Meanwhile, only Watford (2.3) and Leicester (3.4) have a lower xG total than Spurs this season (3.7).
- After netting three goals in his first four Premier League games against Chelsea, Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored just once in his last eight in the competition against the Blues. However, Kane has been involved in 12 goals in his nine Premier League London derby matches at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (7 goals, 5 assists).
- Romelu Lukaku and Reece James scored Chelsea’s goals in their 2-0 win at Arsenal last month – in the Premier League era, only two players have scored for the Blues away against both Arsenal and Tottenham in the same season; Marcos Alonso in 2017-18 and Juan Mata in 2012-13.
- Since coming to the Premier League with Wolves in 2018, Tottenham boss Nuno Espírito Santo has seen his side fail to score in the first half in 83 of his 118 games in charge, more than any other manager. That accounts for 70% of his total games in charge, which is the highest ratio of any manager to have taken charge for at least two full seasons since 2018-19.
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