The last set of games for matchday 23 takes place today with Arsenal hosting Burnley in the first game of the day, followed by Liverpool and Brighton’s visit to Crystal Palace and Leicester City respectively.
The final game will be the cruncher London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at the Bridge in the last of the 3 encounters both teams were scheduled to have this month.
In short, both teams had met on 3 good occasions prior to this moment; the 1st being the reverse leg of this encounter at Tottenham Stadium, and the remaining 2, a double legged Carabao Cup Semifinal tie that took place earlier this month.
From the above, one would expect today’s game to be no different from the previous ones, but a closer look indicates otherwise with both teams having a lot at stake
Okay, guys, I think it is time to go deeper, shall we?
3 CONSECUTIVE VICTORIES OVER TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR THIS SEASON: As expected, we will start with the home, and no statistics speak in their favour more than their last 3 victorious outings against the visitors.
These outings produced 6 goals, all scored by Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea, with Antonio Conte.s Tottenham on the receiving end.
We can bet this set of impressive results will provide huge motivation for the home side, can’t we?
Unbeaten In The Last 10 Games Between Both Sides: This is definitely a way greater statistic that tilts this game in favour of the home side.
Definitely, not all were victories for the Blues, with 1 of these games being a defeat on penalty shootout.
However, 7 victories and 3 draws in the last 10 games of normal regulation time should provide huge courage for the Boys in Blue don’t you think?
Home Advantage: Although this stat does not look too good for Thomas Tuchel’s side considering that they have played 5 draws and won only 2 games at home in the EPL since their defeat to Manchester City, a positive that they can still hold their ground and ensure they at least share a point with any team that comes visiting should give them some confidence going into this game.
Do we feel otherwise? If yes, please share your reason in the comment section below.
Okay guys, let’s take a look at the away team, shall we
Antonio Conte’s EPL Unbeaten Run: Combining these statistics with last in those written in favour of Chelsea, you will agree with me that there is a huge assurance Antonio Conte’s Tottenham might just end up keeping this record intact at the end of the game.
9 EPL games consisting of 6 wins and 3 draws is definitely no joke, don’t be surprised if we see an entirely different Antonio Conte’s Tottenham take on Chelsea.
Their last game against Leicester City gave us a hint, didn’t it?
3 Consecutive Losses To A Team In 1 Month: Losing 3 consecutive games to a team in a single season is one record no team wants to have let alone in 1 month, and most certainly, not to the same manager.
I believe we all now have a feeling of how desperate Antonio Conte and his men will be in ensuring this does not happen.
I will definitely not be surprised if they go all out for a win.
Top 4 Goal: Seated in 6th position with 4 games in hand and 8 points adrift their opponent who currently 3rd position, there is no way anyone will doubt Antonio Conte’s men intention of earning a draw, if not claim all 3 points.
A draw today with 3 wins in all 3 remaining games will place them above Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea with 2 points advantage if all things remain constant, while a win today with the remaining factors staying constant means 4 points advantage for the visitors.
What we have above is a whole lot of motivation to get a win, isn’t it?
With the facts provided above, this game looks certain to provide a fierce fight between both London rivals with a draw looking most likely to be the outcome of the game.
A win is also a possible outcome, but which team will come out victorious is what we wait to see at the end of the game.
Do not forget we have 3 other games before this particular fixture with the game involving Patrick Viera’s Crystal Palace and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool looking set to provide us with some entertaining moments.
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