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Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea Preview & Prediction

This coming weekend sees two of the Premier League form teams go head-to-head in a match up that sees André Villas Boas Spurs  welcome his former team, Chelsea, to White Hart Lane.

Chelsea come into the weekends game against Tottenham undefeated in the Premier League and early leaders of league. They visit a Spurs side that have got over their early season jitters and are currently on a 6 game unbeaten run, winning four and drawing two.

In terms of team news, things look brighter for Spurs who could include both Kyle Naughton and Jake Livermore in their squad for the lunchtime kick off, whilst Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is a doubt for the game, along with Ryan Bertrand. In addition to this, John Terry begins the start of his four match ban for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.

With the exclusion of John Terry from the Chelsea side and the recent twitter saga of Ashley Cole, it is fair to say that Chelsea have not had the best build to a game which could see there unbeaten run come to an abrupt end. Although Chelsea will feel that they have the knowledge of how Tottenham will play under Villas Boas, it is undoubtedly going to be a tough affair for both teams.

The match sees a pool of attacking for each side go head-to-head. With the likes of Mata, Hazard, Oscar, Dempsey, Dembele and Bale on show, there is certainly no lack of attacking talent. With this in mind, we can expect to see a number of chances created throughout the 90 minutes.

To predict the game is a tough call and is a game that could go either way. Both sides are in a rich vein of form and are worthy of their positions in the league. However I believe the game will swing in the favour of Spurs. With the home advantage and the added incentive for Villa Boas, I can see Spurs edging their opponents this coming weekend.

Prediction:

Tottenham Hotspur 2 – 1 Chelsea

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