Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea – Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Thursday 8pm – Preview
Back-to-back Premier League defeats with questionable performances to match has left Jose Mourinho under a whole heap of pressure from the N17 faithful.
The Lilywhites title challenge was brought into question when Liverpool eased to victory on an error-strewn evening at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, while a follow-up flop at Brighton only intensified the scrutiny the Spurs chief and his players are under.
And that will only magnify when old adversaries, Chelsea head across the capital on Thursday evening. The Blues, themselves enduring a stuttery campaign, have recently employed Thomas Tuchel in place of Frank Lampard after expectations weren’t met. The Bluespicking up four points from six since the German was appointed and will leapfrog the Lilywhites with a win in N17.
Tottenham have injury issues with Harry Kane still missing after hobbling off at half-time of the defeat against Liverpool, although Mourinho offered slightly better new on the strikers progress: “After Liverpool, no idea,” he explained to www.tottenhamhotspur.com.
“Then the next day, we were thinking about three weeks, something like that.
“I don’t want to be super-optimistic, but Harry is optimistic, he has the experience of some injuries in his ankles and in Harry’s mind, it’s a couple of weeks, so let’s see if he’s right.”
The North Londoners will also be missing left-back, Sergio Reguilon (muscle injury), Giovani Lo Celso (hamstring) and Tanguy Ndombele who limped of during the latter stages at Brighton.
Jeevesie’s prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Chelsea