Chelsea vs Tottenham Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: May 8, 2013; Time: 7:45 PM BST;
Venue: Stamford Bridge — London.
The London rivals faces in the fight for top-four places. Andre Villas-Boas returns to Stamford Bridge for the first time since he was discharged as the Blues’ head coach last season. The race for the Champions League spots comes to its top.
Chelsea stands 3rd in the league table with 68 points from 35 games, having 20 wins, 8 draws and 7 losses so far this season. The Blues have a 1 point advantage over 4th-plcaed Arsenal with a game in hand and are 3 points ahead of 5th-paced Tottenham. Their present form has seen 1 draw and 4 wins from last five games. Last five home matches the Blues have finished with 1 loss and 4 wins. Chelsea have already secured a place in Europa League final and won new champions Man Utd 0-1 this weekend. The Blues goes into this game in fine form.
Tottenham goes 5th in the EPL standings with 65 points from 35 games, winning 19, drawing 8 and losing 8 so far this season. The Spurs are 2 points behind Arsenal with this game in hand and 3 points behind the Blues. Their present from has seen 1 lose, 2 draws and 2 wins from last five games. Last five away matches the Spurs have finished with 3 loses, 1 win and 1 draw. They have won Southampton 1-0 at the weekend thanks to Bale.
Chelsea could welcome back Eden Hazard after he missed the weekend’s win over Manchester United due to a calf injury. Rafa Benitez will leave John Terry once again on the bench. John Obi Mikel is doubtful due to shin problems.
Moussa Dembele is a doubt for Tottenham. Lewis Holtby could replace him once again in the midfield. Aaron Lennon has return from injury. Scott Parker and William Gallas are expecting a late fitness test.
Chelsea line-up: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole, Luiz, Ramires, Oscar, Mata, Hazard, Ba.
Last three matches:
Manchester United 0 – Chelsea FC 1;
Chelsea FC 3 – Basel 1;
Chelsea FC 2 – Swansea City 0.
Tottenham line-up: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto, Huddlestone, Holtby, Lennon, Dempsey, Bale, Defoe.
Last three matches:
Tottenham 1 – Southampton 0;
Wigan Athletic 2 – Tottenham 2;
Tottenham 3 – Manchester City 1.