Chelsea to bridge the gap

Tottenham have never won a Premier League game at Stamford Bridge

Fifth-placed Chelsea host fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge in the lunchtime kick-off on Saturday.

Chelsea face Benfica in Portugal on Tuesday for the first-leg of their Champions League Quarter-Final tie and therefore caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo may decide to rotate his squad. Didier Drogba will be hoping to regain his place in the starting XI having been on the bench for Chelsea’s last two games. Di Matteo must decide whether to replace or partner Fernando Torres with the Ivorian. John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic are both doubts for the hosts, though the former will be given every chance to prove his fitness.

Emmanuel Adebayor remains doubtful having missed the 1-1 draw with Stoke City in midweek but Aaron Lennon may return for the visitors.  Long-term absentees Tom Huddlestone and Michael Dawson remain unavailable for selection.

Spurs’ only win in their last six games came against Stevenage of League One. Since the beginning of last month, they have surrendered a 12-point lead over Arsenal and have taken just one point from a possible 12. Harry Redknapp’s side have not won an away league game since the turn of the year and they have never won a Premier League game at Stamford Bridge. 

Five points currently separate the two sides and Chelsea can draw to within two points of a Champions League place with a win on Saturday. The Blues have won their last four home games in all competitions and they have not been beaten at Stamford Bridge this year. New customers of Boylesports can back Chelsea to win at enhanced odds of 2/1 when registering for a new account. They are a best-priced 19/20 elsewhere.

Only the top two have scored more home league goals than Chelsea this season while those same two sides are the only ones to have scored more than Spurs in total.  With both defences looking vulnerable, particularly in light of recent injury concerns, there is value in Stan James’ odds of 7/10 for both teams to score. The same bookmaker offers 4/5 for over 2.5 goals to be scored. Both bets are attractive but the former looks marginally better value.

Recommended Bet:

Back Both Teams to Score @ 7/10 with Stan James

Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 23/03/2012 - 12:13 PM
Filed in:- Chelsea Betting News, Chelsea, Tottenham

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