Chelsea secured a narrow 1-0 win over Everton last Saturday, while Spurs thrashed Southampton 4-1 on the same day to kickoff their 2022-23 league campaign.
Chelsea will host Tottenham Hotspur in a Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening. Both sides are heading into the match on the back of victories in their opening day fixture of the new league season last weekend. Chelsea secured a narrow 1-0 win over Everton, while Tottenham thrashed Southampton 4-1 to kickoff their 2022-23 league campaign. As of now, after the completion of the first round of games, Spurs are sitting at the seventh spot with three points, while Chelsea are one spot behind them at the 8th place.
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Last Saturday, at the Goodison Park, the Blues secured the win courtesy of Jorginho’s lone goal from the penalty spot in the first half injury time. Despite getting the three points, head coach Thomas Tuchel wouldn’t be too happy with the overall performance of the team. Despite having more than 60% of ball possession and creating a decent number of chances, Chelsea were not clinical enough in front of goal. The German tactician is still in search of a top class striker to replace Romelu Lukaku, who returned to Inter Milan this summer.
Tottenham, on the other hand, were simply superb against Southampton. At the Tottenham Hotspur stadium last week,the attackers were firing on all cylinders, while the defence looked pretty solid. Antonio Conte’s side has made a statement with a dominant victory against the Saints. Southampton opened the scoring through James Ward Prowse before Ryan Sessegnon netted the equaliser, and then Eric Dier gave the lead to Spurs. An own goal from Mohammed Salisu gave Spurs a two goal cushion before Dejan Kulusevski put the icing on the cake with Spurs’ fourth goal of the night.
Chelsea boss Tuchel is unlikely to make too many alterations to the team that started last week. The back-three of Koulibaly, Silva and Azpilicueta is likely to retain their place in the playing eleven, with Jorginho and N’Golo Kante forming the midfield duo. As for Spurs, Harry Kane is expected to lead the line with Son Heung-min and Kulusevski in support. Although Ivan Perisic is pushing for a start in the left-wing-back position, for now, Sessegnon is likely to retain his place.
Chelsea probable starting lineup: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Koulibaly; James, Jorginho, Kante, Cucurella; Sterling, Mount; Havertz
Tottenham Hotspur probable starting lineup: Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Emerson, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sessegnon; Kulusevski, Kane, Son
The Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur will take place at Stamford Bridge on Sunday at 9:00 p m IST.
|Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur||Key details|
|Kickoff time in India||9:00 pm|
|Kickoff time in UK||4:30 pm|
The live telecast of the Premier League matches in India are available on Star Sports network. Fans will also be able to watch the live streaming on Disney+ Hotstar and JioTV.