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Chelsea vs. Tottenham: Odds, Live Stream, TV Schedule and Preview

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IIFebruary 21, 2020

Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (L) talks with Derby's English manager Frank Lampard at the half-time break in the English League Cup third round football match between Manchester United and Derby County at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on September 25, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. /         (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
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Tottenham Hotspur take on Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday knowing a win at Stamford Bridge will move them above the Blues and into fourth place in the table.

Frank Lampard's side are on a poor run of form in the league. They have not tasted victory in their past four outings and have won only four of their past 14 games.

One of those victories came at Tottenham on December 22, and another three points on Saturday would give the Blues a first league double over their London rivals for 14 years.

             

Date: Saturday, February 22

Time: 12:30 p.m. GMT/7:30 a.m. ET

TV Info: BT Sport 1 (UK), NBCSN (U.S.)

Live Stream: BT Sport Live (UK), NBC Sports App (U.S.)

Odds (courtesy of Caesars Palace): Chelsea 69-100, Draw 3-1, Tottenham 15-4

              

Match Preview

Both teams have been hit with injuries to key players, which will give the managers plenty to think about regarding their starting lineups on Saturday.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham are all doubts for the hosts, and Lampard is waiting on news of their availability to face Spurs, per sports correspondent Carrie Brown:

Carrie Brown @CarrieBrownTV

Callum Hudson Odoi & Christian Pulisic ruled out of #THFC top four showdown by Frank Lampard. Tammy Abraham? Lampard: “We’ll see.” #TOTMUN #CFC

Midfielder N'Golo Kante was taken off in the 12th minute of Chelsea's defeat to Manchester United on Monday, and there are fears he could be out for three weeks, per Simon Collings at the Evening Standard.

Yet the Blues have coped well without the France international this season, as Goal's Nizaar Kinsella noted:

Nizaar Kinsella @NizaarKinsella

It is still a huge blow to lose Kante for this run-in but this piece remains relevant. He hasn't been the same this season and how could he with all the injuries? https://t.co/N3gYks0Q6z

Lampard may also be tempted to hand striker Olivier Giroud just his third Premier League start of the season if Abraham is not fit to return. The Frenchman put in a lively showing off the bench against United, while Michy Batshuayi was wasteful and has not scored in the league since October.

Tottenham head into the match after a toothless showing in defeat to RB Leipzig on Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League.

Spurs have lost top scorers Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son to injury, leaving them short of attacking options.

Manager Jose Mourinho explained how the pair's absence has affected his team, per Dan Kilpatrick at the Evening Standard:

Dan Kilpatrick @Dan_KP

#thfc Mourinho compares his Spurs to Barcelona without Messi, Suarez, Griezmann or Liveprool without Mane, Salah and Firmino.

Lucas Moura is likely to continue as a makeshift striker, with Mourinho having plenty of options to support the Brazilian in midfield. 

January arrivals Gedson Fernandes and Steven Bergwijn have enjoyed lively starts to their Tottenham careers, while Giovani Lo Celso has also impressed and was a rare bright spot in the defeat to RB Leipzig:

Statman Dave @StatmanDave

Giovani Lo Celso’s game by numbers vs. RB Leipzig: • = most ball recoveries (8) • = most successful take-ons (4) • most chances created (3) An impressive display. 🇦🇷 https://t.co/IzOirtM7U0

Scoring goals without Son and Kane will be Tottenham's greatest challenge, but they will fancy their chances against a Chelsea team that have struggled at home this season and are on a poor run.

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