This weekend’s big London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur will take place at Stamford Bridge as both teams attempt to build on their victory on opening day by finishing in the top four.
After defeating Frank Lampard’s Everton 1-0 on the road to start the season, the Blues will look to defeat Spurs on Sunday at home to make it two victories in a row in the Premier League.
However, following a 4-1 thumping of Southampton in their 2022–23 season-opening, Antonio Conte’s team appears to be just as dangerous as last year. The Italian will be eager to finally defeat his former side with Spurs.
On Sunday, August 14, Chelsea vs. Tottenham will start at 4:30 p.m. at Stamford Bridge.
Last season, these two teams faced off four times. On January 23, Chelsea defeated the visitors 2-0 in a Premier League match.
Hakim Ziyech scored a stunning goal in the 47th minute to break the scoreless first half, and Thiago Silva sealed the victory in the 55th to give Chelsea a third victory against Spurs in that month, following victories of 2-0 and 1-0 in their two-leg Carabao Cup semifinal match.
Tottenham’s team appears to be stronger overall when compared to January.
However, there appears to have been a change in momentum in recent months. Tottenham concluded the previous season on fire, beating Arsenal to fourth place on the last day, while Chelsea struggled to the finish line as it was unclear who would take over as the club’s new owner after Roman Abramovich.
However, Thomas Tuchel’s team had a rough preseason and performed poorly. In light of this, Tottenham may feel optimistic about their chances when they visit Chelsea on Sunday in an effort to improve their dismal record at Stamford Bridge, where they have managed to win just once throughout the Premier League era.
Some people would think it’s tough on the new owner, but Chelsea’s disappointing performance against Everton indicates that things aren’t quite right at the team right now, and playing them now might be a fantastic opportunity for Spurs.