Premier League: Matchweek 13
Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea clash in the Premier League at Wembley on Saturday in their first fixture after the international break.
Mauricio Pochettino has been involved in a series of classics with Chelsea since his arrival at Spurs during which the temperature has rarely been below boiling. Maurizio Sarri will enjoy his first taste of it as he seeks to extend his unbeaten Chelsea record.
Chelsea are the highest scorers in the division after City, and they remain unbeaten in the top flight after 12 league games.
Davinson Sanchez (hamstring) is out for Spurs but the centre-back’s injury coincides with the return to full training of Jan Vertonghen. Fellow defenders Kieran Trippier (groin) and Danny Rose (groin) are sidelined, with midfielder Mousa Dembele (ankle) also unavailable.
Chelsea can boast a fully fit squad with the entire group having trained on Thursday and Friday ahead of one of their toughest tests of the season.
Tottenham have a chance to secure a second consecutive league victory over Chelsea for the first time since August 1987.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have won just 22 per cent of their Premier League points in home matches this season, with six out of 27, the lowest ratio in the division.
Dele Alli has scored five goals in his last four matches against Chelsea in all competitions.
Chelsea have kept 21 Premier League clean sheets against Spurs, which is their joint-best record, having achieved the same feat against Everton and Newcastle United.
The rivals have met 52 times in the Premier League, with Chelsea winning 27 times, Tottenham just six, and the sides sharing 19 draws.
Tottenham: Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Foyth, Davies; Sissoko, Dier; Lucas, Dele, Eriksen; Kane
Chelsea: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Barkley; Willian, Giroud, Hazard
Betting and match odds
Tottenham are priced at odds of winning 2.83 according to VBet, while a draw is available at 3.38. A win for Chelsea are priced at 2.52.
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