The two London rivals both got off to a winning start last weekend, with Chelsea taking three points from Everton and Tottenham blowing away Southampton. Sunday’s fixture will be a much sterner test for both sides.
Chelsea are narrowly favoured by the bookies for this one despite an underwhelming performance at Goodison Park.
The Blues have won nine of their last 11 competitive matches against Spurs. Tottenham haven’t even found the net in their previous six against Chelsea.
This is the best Spurs team in years, and Antonio Conte is a proven winner wherever he is managing. Still, history is considerably in Chelsea’s favour here.
Tottenham have an appalling record at Stamford Bridge throughout the Premier League era, and that has to play a part when trying to predict the outcome of Sunday’s match.
Score And Win Double: Raheem Sterling
Raheem Sterling might not have found the net on his Chelsea debut, but the former Manchester City forward had a great chance from a Marc Cucurella cross and was a constant threat running off-ball.
Chelsea are dependent on Sterling being a regular goalscorer this season. He has an impressive track record in that department, netting 91 times in 193 league starts for City.
If Chelsea take all three points on Sunday, there’s a good chance Sterling has opened his Chelsea account.
Total Cards: Under 4.5
There has been an average of three cards per match over the last five competitive meetings between Chelsea and Spurs at Stamford Bridge.
While this fixture has been fiery at times (most famously in the Battle of the Bridge a few seasons ago), recent contests have not been as intense or physical.
There is always the potential for a string of cards to be shown, even with the relatively lenient Anthony Taylor in charge, but the under still represents decent value here.
All odds are subject to change