What a game we have in store here and this fixture sums up everything that is great about English football on the build up to Christmas. The big games come at us thick and fast over the course of December with points won and lost at this stage making all the difference when it comes to crowning a champion and relegating teams in spring.
A Closer Look
Two London rivals go toe-to-toe at Tottenham’s breath-taking £1bn stadium and it will provide the perfect backdrop for what promises to be a stunning show. For those who can’t make it along to the venue to take in the game, you can always follow the play live on Sky Sports with this tie set for a Sunday 4.30pm kick-off. You certainly won’t regret being part of the pantomime.
Tottenham have already endured a rollercoaster year, going from Champions League runners up to a team kicking their heels in midtable of the Premier League. They lost their manager Mauricio Pochettino as a result but quickly replaced him with Jose Mourinho, a man well respected in English football. Will the special one work his magic against one of his former employers here? Bookies have the home win priced as a 13/10 jolly at bet365.
Message of intent
Chelsea are another team who have blown hot and cold so far this season and it remains to be seen where they will finish in the table. At this stage, a Champions League berth looks about as likely as dropping back down into the Europa League spots. We will find out soon enough. Frank Lampard can send out a message of intent here with an away win and bookies price the blues at 4/5 with MansionBet.