3 THINGS TO EXPECT AS CHELSEA FACE SPURS THIS WEEKEND

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This weekend will televise another feisty London derby between Chelsea and Spurs. Battles between these two London rivals are usually contested with bad blood and hatred. For Chelsea, Spurs are the noisy neighbours contesting for bragging rights that belongs to us. While for Spurs, Chelsea is the club they love to hate and also hate to lose against.

With both teams fighting for Champions League qualification for next season, this clash promises to be intriguing and eye-catching.

Here are 3 things to expect from this game:

BATTLE AT THE BRIDGE PART 2:

The Part 1 of the Battle at the Bridge set the tone and also fuelled the fire of the rivalry between the Blues and Spurs. Guus Hiddink’s Chelsea held Spurs to a 2-2 draw which ended Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham title dream in 2016. The pain for Spurs was deep and unforgiving, while for Chelsea, ending the hopes of a title rival was glory. Now it’s Spurs who will be looking to cause Chelsea pain in the Battle of the Bridge Part 2 this weekend. With Spurs having a five point advantage over Chelsea, they will look to revenge the hurt of two seasons ago, but can Chelsea kill Spurs hopes again? Let’s watch out!

TACTICAL BATTLE:

Both managers reflect the revolution of modern football patterns. Conte’s wing-back reinvention and Pochettino’s pressing game are hallmarks of the modern game. We surely anticipate to see a game of pure tactical battle. In 4 games between both managers, Conte has been victorious on three occasions compared to Pochettino’s solitary victory. Will another Conte tactical master class win it for Chelsea or will Pochettino come up with the magic plan to give Conte and Chelsea the blues? Let’s find out!

THE BATTLE OF THE MIDFIELD GENERALS:

It’s surely gonna be a real battle for supremacy in the middle of park between Chelsea and Spurs. Will Kante & Bakayoko/Fabregas outwit Dembele & Dier/Wanyama. Will Willian & Hazard outshine Alli & Eriksen? Let’s keep our eyes on this

Let’s hope for the best. Cheers!

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