Chelsea v Tottenham team news & stats

Date published: Friday 29th April 2016 3:11

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Tottenham will have to claim a league win at Chelsea for the first time since 1990 to keep their Premier League title hopes alive on Monday – if they are are not already over by then.

Team news

Chelsea captain John Terry is likely to be fit, although possibly not to start, after missing 10 of the last 12 matches with a hamstring and then Achilles problem.

Gary Cahill should be available after missing last week’s win at Bournemouth due to illness, but goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois completes his two-match suspension, while Loic Remy (groin) and Kurt Zouma (knee) also remain sidelined.

Tottenham, meanwhile, will make a late decision on whether to include Eric Dier after he suffered a bout of concussion against West Brom.

Dele Alli will definitely miss the game at Stamford Bridge as he begins a three-match suspension for violent conduct, while Nabil Bentaleb remains out with a knee injury.

Kick-off at Stamford Bridge on Monday is at 8pm.

Opta stats

  • Chelsea have not lost a league home game against Tottenham Hotspur since February 1990, winning 17 and drawing eight of their 25 meetings at Stamford Bridge since.
  • Tottenham have lost 25 Premier League games against Chelsea; only against Manchester United (31) have they suffered more in the competition.
  • The Blues lost their last Premier League home game against Manchester City – they haven’t lost two in a row in the competition at Stamford Bridge since November 2011.
  • Spurs have lost just one of their last 10 Premier League London derbies (W5 D4 L1).
  • Tottenham Hotspur have attempted 131 more shots on target than they have allowed their opponents this season (236 v 105); the biggest differential by a Premier League side in 2015-16.
  • Chelsea have currently suffered 199 defeats in the Premier League (in 920 matches).
  • Tottenham have currently lost 199 Premier League away matches (460 played overall).
  • Cesc Fabregas now has 95 assists in the Premier League – only Ryan Giggs (162) and Frank Lampard (102) have more in the history of the competition.
  • Harry Kane is two goals away from scoring 50 Premier League goals – if he does it in this game then he’ll be the 8th quickest player to 50 goals in the competition (in his 84th app).
  • Harry Kane has scored 13 goals in his last 14 Premier League appearances for Spurs.


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