Is it actually possible to feel sorry for Chelsea? We’re not entirely sure but the usual mix of jealousy and begrudging hatred has been absent of late. That surplus of ill-feeling isn’t going to waste as Harry Redknapp and his Spurs side are doing irritatingly well.
They have as much chance of winning the Premier League or Champions League as Redknapp does of winning Rear of the Year but they’ll still hang in there long enough for him to get the England manager’s job once Capello gets sick of trying to turn a pig’s ear into a silk purse.
The form guides, Spurs unbeaten in five, Chelsea without a win in four, tell us to back the home side in this one but the odds favour Chelsea at 8/5, if only slightly. Ancelotti’s side are going through the club’s worst run in ten years but with players of their quality it has to come to an end soon. The same can be said for Spurs’ good run. Five games is far too consistent for them and you should back them to come unstuck against Chelsea.
Drogba at 5/1 to score the first goal has to be a great shout. He is the only likely candidate these days who is likely to find the back of the net for Chelsea.
Also, with Defoe finding his coring boots again, he is not a bad price either for the first goal at 11/2
With Terry back in the side these days, it will be a tall order to keep a clean sheet at White Hart lane, but this match has got goals written all over it which makes this week’s Money Back Special a tasty prospect: If there are more than four goals in this game, Paddy Power will refund all losing 1st /last goalscorer, correct score & scorecast singles on the match.
Let’s hope it is the exciting encounter that Paddy Power envisages, and if you fancy backing the goals market as well, then over 3.5 goals is 11/5.
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