" Chelsea vs Tottenham preview, team news, kick-off and prediction

 José Mourinho is gearing up for another return to Stamford Bridge this weekend when Chelsea host their Tottenham Hotspur side in a Premier League clash on Sunday night.

Spurs are at the top of the league, ahead of Liverpool on goal difference, while Chelsea is third, two points behind those who set the pace at the beginning of the season.

Both Chelsea and Tottenham come into this game flawlessly, both domestically and in Europe. Both teams have won their last five games, most convincingly.

In Europe in the middle of the week, both teams managed to register victories. Chelsea won a dramatic match in Rennes thanks to Olivier Giroud's goal in injury time, while Tottenham comfortably beat Ludogorets Razgrad at home.

Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur Head-to-Head

Chelsea has beaten Tottenham Hotspur 72 times in 167 previous meetings between these two teams. Tottenham have won 55 games, while 40 have ended in a draw.

Last season Frank Lampard doubled over José Mourinho as the Blues won 2-1 at Stamford Bridge and 2-0 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Chelsea form guide: W-W-W-W-W

Tottenham Hotspur Form Guide: W-W-W-W-W

Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur team news

Wounded: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

José Mourinho said Toby Alderweireld's muscle injury was not as serious as initially feared, and the Belgian is expected to return in a couple of weeks. He had to be substituted towards the end of the game against City with Joe Rodon replacing him. Davinson Sánchez, however, is the one likely to replace Alderweireld in the starting eleven.

Matt Doherty was expected to be available for the Spurs midweek clash after recovering from COVID-19. But the Irishman was left out of the squad for the day of that game since there are doubts about his physical condition.

Wounded: Toby Alderweireld

Doubtful: Matt Doherty

Suspended: None

Planned lineups Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur

Chelsea predicted XI (4-3-3): Edouard Mendy; Kurt Zouma, Thiago Silva, Reece James, Ben Chilwell; Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, N’Golo Kante,; Hakim Ziyech, Tammy Abraham, Timo Werner

Tottenham Hotspur Scheduled XI (4-3-3): Hugo Lloris; Davinson Sánchez, Serge Aurier, Eric Dier, Sergio Reguilon; Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Moussa Sissoko, Tanguy Ndombele; Lucas Moura, Son Heung-Min, Harry Kane

Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur prediction

This is a tough game to call, given that both teams have been in incredible shape recently. Son's explosive pace combined with Kane's cunning gives Tottenham the advantage in attack, but Alderweireld's absence evens things out at the back.

We are predicting an entertaining draw in this game.

Prediction: Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur

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