Andre Villas Boas is set to face his old team Chelsea where one streak will come to an end for Chelsea or Tottenham. The home side have won their last 4 Premier League games, and have only lost one game under Villas-Boas, which was a 2-1 defeat to Newcastle on the opening day of the season.
Chelsea on the other hand have not lost a Premier League game this season, a record which is seeing them remain top of the Premier League. So here are my 5 reasons why AVB can end Chelsea’s streak:
John Terry is set to miss the game due to his ban set by the FA, and the consequences of Ashley Cole’s tweet is still yet to be decided. With the Chelsea skipper set to miss the game it means that the Blues’ will be absent from their leadership quality, with the dismissal of Cole also set to rock the club.
The speed of Tottenham will be enough to oversee a slow Chelsea defence. Bale and Lennon are two of the quickest players in the Premier League, and against a make-shift centre pairing of Luiz and Cahill, the two might have a very hard game against the two.
The cliche of wanting to get revenge on Chelsea is obviously part of a storyline which is created by the media. But Villas-Boas will want to make Abromavich aware of his tactical awareness and silence his former fans at Chelsea. So whilst revenge will be very over the top, any manager who is fired is always wanting to get a good result to silence their former employers and make them eat some humble pie.
Whilst Chelsea have done very well to build up momentum, Tottenham have won the last 4 Premier League games, including the huge win at Manchester United, however Chelsea are on the continuous run of 3, slightly behind Spurs.
Whilst Tottenham’s approach to the game is normally one of pace, Chelsea go for a game with intricate passes to outwit the opponent and through balls. However, by Villas-Boas knowing their basic ethos to the game play as revealed by his time at the club and watching them play over the past year, the manager will force Chelsea to play a different type of football which they aren’t familiar with to prevent them scoring even more goals.
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