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Preview – Tottenham vs Chelsea

Jose Mourinho, Frank Lampard
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The tutor meets the student, as Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham welcome Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in the 18th Premier League round.


Jose Mourinho goes head to head with his former side Chelsea in the derby game of the weekend in top-flight English football.

The Spurs will have the chance to practically steal the fourth place on the table with a win over their cross-town rivals.

Hugo Lloris, Erik Lamela and Ben Davies remain ruled out for the hosts, while Michel Vorm is back in training following a calf problem.


Chelsea are heading into the holiday period in poor form, having lost four of their last five Premier League encounters.

The Blues are on the brink of losing their Top 4 place, although seemed pretty comfortable just one month ago.

Fikayo Tomori is back in contention for Frank Lampard’s side, but Ruben Loftus-Cheek will remain on the sidelines.


Tottenham have won three of their last five Premier League games against Chelsea, as many victories as in the previous 20 league meetings (D9, L8).

Chelsea have had 53 different Premier League goalscorers against Tottenham (excluding own goals), more than any other side has had against a particular opponent.

Jose Mourinho has never lost a home fixture against a side he has previously managed, winning 12 and drawing one of 13 such matches in league and cup.

The Blues could lose three consecutive league games for the first time since a similar streak in November 2015, in Jose Mourinho’s penultimate month in charge.