The game with the biggest impact of the weekend, in England, takes place on Saturday February 22, 2020 as fourth place Chelsea host fifth place Tottenham. These two teams are two of eight teams fighting for the final two Champions League positions.
Chelsea have been in a slump recently and have really fallen back to the pack in the Champions League race. The Blues have a one point lead over fifth place Tottenham and only have a seven point lead over 11th place Burnley, so this will be a tight race the rest of the season. Chelsea also have a Round of 16 Champions League fixture, against Bayern Munich, plus a FA Cup Round of 16 meeting with Liverpool looming.
Tottenham are right in the middle of the Champions League race and can jump Chelsea this weekend and find themselves in fourth place. Spurs are still alive in the Champions League, where they lost the first leg 1-0 to RB Leipzig, and have a FA Cup Round of 16 match-up with Norwich to look forward to.
Below is my pick for the Premier League action between Chelsea and Tottenham. All odds are from FanDuel NJ Sports Betting App.
Chelsea (-135) vs Tottenham (+350) Draw (+300)
Chelsea continued their awful form with a 2-0 home loss to Manchester United. The Red Devils got one goal each half to easily win three huge points. Chelsea are now winless in the Premier League since January 11th and have won just one of their last five overall games. The Blues are a bottom eight home club in England having win just 18 points out of a possible 39.
Tottenham hosted RB Leipzig in their Champions League Round of 16 first leg and suffered a disappointing 1-0 loss. Spurs had plenty of opportunities in this one, but lacked the finishing ability and ultimately ended up falling thanks to a Timo Werner penalty. The loss snapped Tottenham’s three game winning streak and seven game unbeaten run. Spurs are a bottom half road club having won just 14 points from a possible 39.
Series History: Chelsea leads the all-time series 71-40-54 and are currently on a three match winning streak against Tottenham.
Game Prediction: I think Tottenham is way too injured at the moment and I expect Chelsea -135 to win this one.
2020 Results: 17-15