We’ve marked this one on the calendar since releasing the calendar this summer, and it’s a sure bet Tottenham Hotspur did the same.
Spurs head to west London today to take on hated rivals Chelsea. We don’t need to tell you how much this rivalry has escalated over the past few seasons, especially if you’ve been hanging around this site long enough. Spurs don’t like Chelsea and vice versa. Last season Chelsea went four for four against Spurs, but things are different now. Spurs faced them at the absolute worst times: when Nunoball was already failing, then when Antonio Conte was still determining the squad in January.
Thanks to Tottenham’s late-season push and qualification for the Champions League, they have now strengthened the team to better face the rest of the Sky Six. Meanwhile, Chelsea have undergone a myriad of changes, including a new owner. They did their best to strengthen, and although they picked names such as Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella, the Blues also spent much of the window being trolled by Barcelona and dispatched. Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner at Italy and Germany respectively. They weren’t at their best against Everton on day one, but it was still good enough to dispatch the hapless Toffees.
Conte knows the importance of matches like this. He also knows Stamford Bridge has been a house of horrors for Spurs and getting three points in a game like this is a tough one, but we know he will have this team ready to fight.
How to watch
Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Stamford Bridge, London, England
Time: 4:30 p.m. UK, 11:30 a.m. ET
Television: Sky Sports Premier League (UK), USA Network (USA)
Broadcast: DAZN (CAN)
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