Tottenham v Chelsea betting tips: Injury-hit Spurs under the cosh
Tottenham v Chelsea betting tips and odds
The biggest game of the weekend takes place in north London on Sunday afternoon when injury-hit Tottenham face Chelsea, who are 12/5 to win the Premier League this season.
The unbeaten Blues are one of four teams on 10 points at the top of the table and 3/4 favourites to beat their rivals for the fifth time in six Premier League meetings.
Goals were in short supply in both of last season’s fixtures, but that could change on Sunday as we look at some of the options in our Tottenham v Chelsea betting tips.
Spurs topped the table with a perfect record heading into last week’s short trip to Crystal Palace, but the second-half dismissal of Japhet Tanganga resulted in a collapse and a 3-0 defeat which saw them slip to seventh.
Both teams were in European action during the week when Chelsea edged a tough encounter against Zenit St Petersburg courtesy of a Romelu Lukaku header, while Tottenham drew their first group clash against Rennes in the Europa Conference League during which Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura both limped off.
With Son Heung-min facing a race against time to recover from a calf injury and Giovani Lo Celso not back from his quarantine camp in Croatia until Saturday, Spurs’ attack is looking thin.
🎙 "We kept fighting and tried to find solutions."
Nuno reacts to this evenings result. ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/8zEypZt6JE
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 16, 2021
Jorginho’s first-half penalty settled last season’s fixture with the return at Stamford Bridge ending goalless, but the capture of Lukaku has transformed the Blues into genuine title contenders.
That said, all four of Chelsea’s matches have involved three goals or fewer and their four most recent wins against Spurs have ended that way, so we go 11/8 on a Blues victory by that method.
Spurs, 19/5 to win Sunday’s game, will certainly have their hands full with Lukaku spearheading Chelsea’s attack and the Belgian to score in an away win at 2/1 looks an interesting option as one of our Tottenham v Chelsea betting tips.
Three points and a clean sheet to kickstart the new #UCL campaign last night! 💪
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 15, 2021
Chelsea have conceded just once this season and that came from the penalty spot at Liverpool where they kept the Reds at bay for the whole of the second half with 10 men.
Tottenham failed to score against their rivals last season, so the Blues to win to nil is available at 9/5 and they are 5/4 to keep a clean sheet.
Thomas Tuchel once again opted for a 3-4-2-1 against the Russians as he did in the 3-0 win against Aston Villa.
Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech played behind Lukaku, with Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic in central roles flanked by Marcos Alonso and Reece James.
Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo made seven changes for the trip to France but lost two key players which came hot on the heels of Eric Dier’s injury at Selhurst Park.
Cristian Romero and Davinson Sanchez remain in Croatia with Lo Celso, so the Portuguese has plenty to ponder ahead of Sunday’s game for which Tanganga is suspended.
Lukaku’s impressive start to his second spell at Stamford Bridge means he is the 14/5 favourite to break the deadlock and 23/20 to score in our Tottenham v Chelsea betting tips.
Kai Havertz and Timo Werner are 23/10 and 21/10 to breach Spurs’ defence, although the latter has started just one game this season.
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho is 9/1 to draw first blood or 7/2 to score, while attacking wing-back Marcos Alonso can be backed at 6/1 to find the net this weekend.
England captain Harry Kane is surprisingly 5/1 to bag the opener and 11/5 to get on the scoresheet, but with Spurs looking light up front Dele Alli could be an option at 12/1 and 11/2 in both markets.
Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
When: 16:30, Sunday 19th September
How to watch: Sky Sports
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication