Chelsea will face Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, England, on January 23, 2022 at 16:30 UTC. The match is a Premier League encounter.
Chelsea’s chances of maintaining a championship fight this season have faded in recent weeks, with the Blues winning just one of their previous seven Premier League games and picking up only three points in their last four games. The Blues came back to get a point against Liverpool in a 2-2 draw at the start of the month, but then lost 1-0 to Manchester City in the league last weekend before drawing 1-1 with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex on Tuesday night.
Thomas Tuchel’s team is currently third in the league, 12 points behind leaders Man City, who have a game in hand, and eight points ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who have four games in hand, so their place in the Champions League is far from assured. Chelsea, on the other hand, has already beaten Tottenham twice this month, winning 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final before prevailing 1-0 in North London in the second game.
On Wednesday, Tottenham were involved in an extraordinary encounter against Leicester City; Conte’s side were behind 2-1 until Steven Bergwijn levelled the scores in the 95th minute, then the Netherlands international netted a winner for the capital club in the 97th minute. Spurs have now won three of their past four Premier League matches, and are still undefeated in England’s top division since Conte took over as manager, with the Italian winning six and drawing three of his nine league matches in charge.
Tottenham’s position in the table is even more impressive given that they have a number of games to make up due to COVID-19-related postponements, and the North London club could finish the weekend in fourth place depending on the outcome of Manchester United’s match against West Ham United on Saturday.
Start date: 23 Jan 2022 22:00
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Referee: Paul Tierney, England
Head to Head Record
FT: Tottenham 0-1 Chelsea
FT: Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham
Kepa; Sarr, Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Kante, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount, Lukaku, Werner
Tottenham Hotspur XI:
Lloris; Sanchez, Dier, Davies; Emerson, Skipp, Winks, Hojbjerg, Reguilon; Kane, Lucas
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