Giroud and Alonso defeat Spurs at Stamford Bridge
Relive this classic Chelsea victory over Spurs from Stamford Bridge in February 2020. Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso proved too hot to handle at the Blues ran out 2-1 winners.
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Line-ups
A Draw Could Be On the Cards
Chelsea’s hopes of maintaining a title challenge this season have evaporated in recent weeks, with the Blues winning just one of their last seven in the Premier League, picking up just three points from their last four matches during a disappointing run.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are now third in the table, 12 points behind leaders Man City, who have a game in hand, while the European Cup holders are eight points clear of fifth-placed Spurs, who have four matches in hand, so their position in the Champions League spots is far from secure.
Chelsea have already beaten Tottenham twice this month, though, recording a 2-0 victory in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final at Stamford Bridge before winning the reverse match in North London 1-0. The Blues have also won their last four games against Spurs in all competitions, including a 3-0 success at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium back in September, while they are unbeaten against the North London club in England’s top flight since November 2018.
Tottenham’s position in the table is even more impressive considering that they have a number of games to make up due to COVID-19-related postponements, and the North London side could end the weekend in fourth depending on what happens between Manchester United and West Ham United on Saturday. Conte will certainly know what to expect at Stamford Bridge, with the 52-year-old managing the Blues between 2016 and 2018, delivering one Premier League title and one FA Cup, and there is no question that he will be determined to get one over on his old club this weekend.
Spurs have certainly had their problems this season but securing a top-four spot would have to go down as a positive campaign, while they can still secure cup success this season, with Brighton their opponents in the next round of the FA Cup at the start of February.
This is a very difficult match to call, with Chelsea struggling to win Premier League games in recent weeks. Tottenham are a much-improved outfit under Conte’s management, meanwhile, and we believe that the visitors will have enough quality to secure a share of the spoils at Stamford Bridge this weekend.