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Tottenham vs Chelsea: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

Tottenham Hotspur take on Chelsea at White Hart Lane this weekend. Here’s a preview with team news, likely line-ups and predicted score for the London derby.

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Tottenham and Chelsea get back to action following the two week international break as the European champions make the short trip across London for Saturday’s early kick-off.

Chelsea captain John Terry serves the first game of his four-match ban after deciding not to appeal against the FA’s punishment for racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand 12 months ago.

The Blues have since confirmed they’ve handed out their own internal punishment to Terry but have refused to reveal whether he’ll hang on to the captaincy.

Andre Villas-Boas takes on his former side after being dismissed by Chelsea in March after a short spell in charge last season and will no doubt have a point to prove against his former employers.

AVB’s replacement at Stamford Bridge – Roberto Di Matteo – guided the club to their first European championship and will be looking to build on an excellent start to the new season that sees Chelsea unbeaten at the top of the table.

However, Chelsea will face an in-form Spurs side who’ve won their last four matches including an impressive 3-2 win away at Manchester United.

Team News

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas will continue to do without the services of Scott Parker who is out with an achilles injury and is expected to be out until Christmas.

Defenders Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Younes Kaboul remain out with knee injuries, but there is better news on Jake Livermore and Kyle Naughton who are both back in training.

Gary Cahill is expected to replace the suspended John Terry and should partner David Luiz at the heart of Chelsea’s defence.

Frank Lampard missed both England World Cup qualifiers with a calf injury but is expected to return after taking part in two training sessions this week.

Ryan Bertrand also missed the England games through illness but is again expected to be in contention against Spurs.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

Tottenham haven’t been beaten at home by the Blues in their previous six encounters, with three wins and three draws, and we can see the Lillywhites extending that run to seven matches, but Chelsea will still take something away from White Hart Lane. Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

What would team be and what do you think the score will be? Get involved in the comments section.

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  1. John

    October 19, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Chelsea is da master for tottenham we’re going to beat them. Up blue.

    • Mexspur

      October 19, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      This is not illiterates anonymous. It’s a football site.

  2. Jegede toyin

    October 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    The match is certainly going to be tough as both sides are apparently in top forms now, but am expecting blues to carry the day

  3. simon

    October 19, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    the different is clear keep history far away, it has happen 2 arsenal so de next victim is totte. see u guys 2morrow by 2pm bye

  4. Uk Thaddy

    October 19, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    It’s gonna b a togue of war 2moro 4 both teams but 4 d fact dat totterham succeeded in wining utd does not mean dey will defeat us as well. We shall hook der wings and dey will not fly. Up up up bluz

  5. Anthony nwagba

    October 19, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Spurs wil b delt wit 2moro by chelsea

  6. adamyorg

    October 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    we need 2 show AVB that we were write 2 sack on RDM show him dnt start lampard start ramiras 2 patina mikel insted

  7. kingsley

    October 19, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    chelsea is going to beat them silly 3-1 dat is wht i predict

  8. mendes

    October 19, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I do believe that Mexspur is right – this really does seem a site for illiterates of the blue variety. Jeez!! Thickos of the world unite.

  9. Goldberg

    October 19, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Mexspur nd george mendes wud u plz turn here into tutorials 4 enlish…hush, they wre jus xpresin theirselves in short forms..

  10. Ashley Brown

    October 19, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Mendes i can see hw foolish u r. Bunch of plantain like u, go ahead and teach dem english professor in english.

  11. john nyang ulu

    October 19, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    we need 2 win 2 show avb we are just better withiout him and maintain our unbeaten record!

  12. john nyang ulu

    October 19, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    nah….mendes ithink you are an ass without a hole and if u aint any chelseafc fun,get lost!

  13. Jatto

    October 20, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Tott is a very tough side, but @ d end of it all, chel wil carry d day

  14. Hassan John

    October 20, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Am sure alot of blues fan are going to be disappointed come tomorrow.

  15. Destiny Okpali

    October 20, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Chelsea teach Tottenham football 2day

  16. xavi harnandez

    October 20, 2012 at 7:40 am

    chelsea will do the playing and tott wil do the scoring 2 1

  17. Ayodele

    October 20, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Chelsea is goin 2 celebrate @ d end of d match

  18. Ayodele

    October 20, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Chelsea wil win d match 2day . Tott 1, chelsea 2.

  19. Seunzy

    October 20, 2012 at 9:54 am

    God am beging u pls let chelsea carry the day.

  20. Jizsss

    October 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Blues win 4-2 , Up the blues. Tottenham thought that had the game but they were mislead, there was no way they could ever win chelsea, just like how there was no way they could get champions league spot the previous season haha.. Bunch of noobs

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