Third London Derby in a Row for Both Sides
Tottenham and Chelsea have been lucky enough to stay in London during the last few weeks. When the two sides meet on Monday it’ll be their third London Derby in a row. While Chelsea have won just two of their last seven EPL matches, league leaders Tottenham are on a four-game winning streak. Ange Postecoglou’s Spurs have gotten off to an incredible start this season and they’ll look to stay on top of the league on Monday. We’ll preview the match and check out some potential Tottenham vs Chelsea bets ahead of this one.
Tottenham vs Chelsea bets on Spurs last season were a good idea as they covered the spread in both matches. Spurs picked up a 2-2 draw at Chelsea in August 2022 and a 2-0 win in the reverse fixture. Harry Kane, now with Bayern Munich, scored in both matches. Prior to last season, Chelsea were on a five-game winning streak vs. Spurs, in all competitions.
Tottenham Still on Top of Table
Tottenham’s unbeaten streak continued last weekend as they took down Crystal Palace, 2-1. Spurs’ first goal came when Joel Ward accidentally sent the ball into Crystal Palace’s net. Then, Tottenham’s captain Son Heung-min doubled their lead following a pass from Brennan Johnson. Son has scored eight goals in his last seven EPL games and, along with James Maddison, has been at the center of Spurs’ success.
Midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur also made his first appearance since suffering an ACL injury in February. With another three points, Tottenham stayed on top of the Premier League standings and they’re currently on a four-game winning streak. Ange Postecoglou’s tenure has gotten off to essentially the best start imaginable.
Taking Tottenham’s Premier League betting lines has generally been a good idea this season as they’ve consistently outperformed expectations. Guglielmo Vicario has also been a standout in goal and he’s kept four clean sheets so far this season. Bettors should note that Spurs are 4-0 at home so far during this campaign and there’s no reason they can’t continue their streak.
Inconsistency Plagues Chelsea
Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea looked to have turned a corner, with a four-game unbeaten run in all competitions heading into last weekend. The Blues outplayed Arsenal a few weeks back and went up 2-0 but blew a lead and had to settle for a draw. Last weekend, Chelsea showed their inexperience and fell 2-0 to Brentford at home. Chelsea’s standings are rather disappointing so far, as they enter Matchday 11 in 11th place in the Premier League.
On Wednesday in the EFL Cup, Chelsea managed to pick up a 2-0 win over EFL Championship club Blackburn. Benoit Badiashile returned from injury to make his first appearance of the season and the center-back scored Chelsea’s first goal. The Blues pounced on some sloppy play from Blackburn in the second half to double their lead and advance to the quarterfinals.
Inconsistency has plagued Chelsea for over a year now but the potential is certainly there. Since joining from Manchester City, Cole Palmer has looked like a genuine threat. Midfielders Enzo Fernandez and Conor Gallagher have also played well this season. Some of Chelsea’s underperformance is undoubtedly due to injuries. Armando Broja, Ben Chilwell, Romeo Lavia, Carney Chukwuemeka, Trevoh Chalobah, Christopher Nkunku, and Wesley Fofana all figure to miss this match.
Match Analysis & Odds
While Chelsea is dealing with a number of injuries, a handful of Tottenham players will also miss this match. Tottenham vs Chelsea bets should take into account that Destiny Udogie, Ivan Perisic, Manor Solomon, and Ryan Sessegnon could all be out on Monday. Interestingly, Tottenham are just +110 favorites despite their 8-2-0 record this season.
Bettors can take Tottenham pk, -0.5 at -120 odds for this one and it’s certainly not the worst bet on the odds board. At this point, it’s hard not to fancy Son Heung-min to get on the scoresheet. Meanwhile, Chelsea pk, +0.5 shows even odds and the Blues are +225 moneyline underdogs. While Tottenham are perfect at home, Chelsea are 2-1-1 on the road so far in the EPL.
A draw is priced at +280 odds and they’ve been relatively rare in this fixture. Tottenham have scored at least twice in nine of their ten Premier League games this season and Chelsea have conceded twice in their last two. Here, over 2.5, 3 goals sit at -115 odds.