Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur predictions and betting tips for the Premier League fixture on Wednesday 27th February. All eyes will be on team Maurizio Sarri’s team selection following the controversy at Wembley on Sunday, while Tottenham’s unexpected defeat at Burnley surely renders their title chance over.
Had Spurs won at Turf Moor on Saturday then they could have feasibly ended the week top of the Premier League – something that seemed unthinkable a few weeks back. As it was, Mauricio Pochettino’s men lost 2-1 against all the odds and are now six points off the pace. Chelsea, meanwhile, demonstrated a level of resilience that many thought was beyond them and they’ll be keen to resurrect the season following their disappointing Carabao Cup defeat.
Ironically, it was Chelsea who knocked Tottenham out of that competition in the semi-finals which sets this one up nicely. The home side are currently 10 points behind their bitter London rivals and will be desperate to chip away at the gap – not least to keep their slimming hopes of Champions League football alive. Spurs, though, are the Premier League’s best side away from home. You can get 8/11 on the visitors either winning or drawing in west London which looks as tempting an odds-on shot as you’re likely to find.
Harry Kane’s return to Tottenham’s starting XI on Saturday predictably led to the 26-year-old adding to his Premier League goal tally, although his strike wasn’t enough to earn his side any points on the day. Assuming he’s fit and came away from the Burnley match unscathed, you’d expect Kane to once again lead the line against Chelsea on Wednesday. For obvious reasons, it’s extremely rare that you find Kane odds-against in the anytime goalscorer market – so grab this opportunity while you can! Bet Victor are paying a ludicrous 6/4 on the England striker notching during the 90 minutes, which is surely the longest price he’s been all season.
Intrigued eyes will be closely following the action at Stamford Bridge in midweek following Kepa’s now infamous refusal to be substituted on Sunday. Chelsea and Maurizio Sarri have put the incident down to a misunderstanding but there are numerous sceptics who might claim this is just a cover story to diffuse press interest and the notion of the increasing prominence of player power. A win for The Blues would certainly go someway towards putting an end to the saga, but I’m not sure it’ll be as simple as that.
Instead, I can see Spurs taking all three points here and consigning Sarri and his squad to further misery. Chelsea have been less than impressive more often than not since Christmas and I’m frankly staggered to see you can get 13/2 on the visitors winning either 2-0 or 2-1. Those odds could look extremely long come 10pm Wednesday.
Spurs/Draw double chance – 8/11 with Betfair
Harry Kane to score anytime – 6/4 with Bet Victor
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