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Chelsea Vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview: Tactics, Team News, Predicted Lineups And Streaming Sites

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Jack O’Brien
A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.

Chelsea are looking for their first league win in five Premier League matches as they lock horns with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. It is a must-win encounter for Thomas Tuchel’s men, who are pretty much out of the title race after collecting only three points in the last four matches. They are currently trailing league leaders Manchester City by 12 points and are now running the risk of potentially dropping to fourth place in the league table.

Tottenham Hotspur are one of their main competitors in the race to finish in the top four. The North London giants currently have 36 points under their belt, eight behind Chelsea. However, Spurs have four games in hand over the Blues and a win on Sunday could certainly make them undisputed favourites to closing in on the top four spots by the end of February.

Chelsea Vs Tottenham Tactical Preview

Talking Tactics

Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel has had to recently revert to a four-man backline in light of the injury crisis. He has preferred a 4-4-2 lately, with two wingbacks operating in a more traditional role. Nevertheless, the fullbacks should play a vital role in offering creativity upfront, while the onus will be on the two central midfielders to offer the protection for the central defensive pairing of Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger.

Tottenham Hotspur

Antonio Conte, on the other hand, has no reason to shift away from his wingback setup with a free-flowing attacking that will look to interchange places and make life difficult for the Chelsea defence. The emphasis will be to attack the left-hand side of the opposition backline and make use of the vulnerable Chelsea fullbacks.

Chelsea Vs Tottenham (Werner)
Timo Werner of Chelsea during the Carabao Cup Semi Final Second Leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on January 12, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
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Team News

Chelsea

Chelsea are missing a slew of players heading into this contest including Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah, Ben Chilwell and Andreas Christensen while Edouard Mendy is participating in the Africa Cup of Nations. As for the starting eleven, we are expecting a few changes including the potential return of Mateo Kovacic and Timo Werner.

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur are in much better shape, with Cristian Romero and Son Heung-Min being the only major absentees in this encounter. However, both the players are crucial to the Spurs setup and it will take a lot to replace them at their respective positions.

Predicted Lineups

Chelsea: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger, Alonso; Kante, Kovacic; Werner, Mount; Lukaku, Werner

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris; Sanchez, Dier, Davies; Doherty, Skipp, Winks, Hojbjerg, Reguilon; Kane, Moura

Prediction

Chelsea 1-2 Tottenham

Streaming Sites

Country Broadcaster
United Kingdom Sky Sports/Sky Go
USA NBC Sports
India Hotstar,  JioTV
Canada DAZN
Spain DAZN
Italy Sky Sport
Germany Sky Sport
Australia Optus Sport
New Zealand Spark Sport
ScoopDragon Football News Network

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