Chelsea hosts Tottenham Hotspur at the Stamford Bridge in a really nice London derby from the 10th round of the Premier League. Let’s give it a good look in our preview.
Two contenders for the Premier League title are facing each other. At this moment just two points separate them in the standings. Tottenham are leaders with 20 points while Chelsea are third with 18 points. Depending on some other results Chelsea would even top the league if they beat Spurs on Sunday.
Three wins in their last three matches – this is Chelsea’s solid shape in the Prem lately. Last weekend Frank Lampard’s team had a visit to Newcastle United which they won 2-0. Newcastle’s Fernandez scored himself an early own goal while in the 65th minute Tammy Abraham scored a second one for the Blues. It was a good game for Lampard’s team.
During the week Chelsea claimed another win, but in the Champions League. The Blues faced Rennes in France and acheived a 2-1 win.
Tottenham Hotspur are leaders in the Premier League with 20 points won so far. They are on par with the champion Liverpool, but a better goal difference puts them on top.
Last weekend Spurs faced Manchester City at home and reminded us how good they are with a 2-0 win. Son Heung-Min and Giovani Lo Celso scored for Jose Mourinho’s team.
During the week Tottenham recorded their 5th consecutive win in all competitions. The Londoners faced Ludogorets in Europa League and didn’t have any problems to take a 4-0 win. Carlos Vinicius scored twice for Tottenham while Winks and Lucas Moura scored as well.
That’s our preview for the Premier League derby clash between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. We expect some fireworks here because these two teams are among the title contenders this season. Let’s see what they are going to offer us.
Rennes hosts Arsenal in a first game from the Europa League 1/8-finals. Allow us to take a look at this fixture and see what’s the situation with these two teams at the moment.
In the previous round of the competition Rennes achieved a win over Real Betis. The first leg on French soil ended with a 3-3 draw, which gave Betis some advantage before the rematch. But it got really different at the Estadio Benito Villamarin, where Rennes enjoyed a 3-1 win. The French team won the game with goals from Rami Bensebaini, Adrien Hunou and Mbaye Niang, while Giovani Lo Celso’s goal for Betis did not change anything.
In the French Ligue 1 Rennes are currently at the middle of the table, being 10th with 37 points won so far. They are surely having an average season so far, but this could change if they manage to eliminate a club like Arsenal from Europa League.
Arsenal suffered a surprising defeat against BATE Borisov in a first 1/16-finals game, but in the second leg the Gunners did their job against the Belarusians and won with 3-0. BATE’s Volkov scored himself an own goal, while Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis Papasthathopoulos also put the ball in the net for the Gunners.
Arsenal will surely try to win Europa League this season. Not just because it’s a prestigious trophy, but also because it’s not guaranteed that the Gunners will finish in the Top 4 of the Premier League. Winning Europa League could be Arsenal’s key to the Champions League for next season and the manager Unai Emery knows this very well.
Rennes will have a tough task against Arsenal on Thursday night, but it won’t be easy for Arsenal as well. We have all the reasons to expect a great clash between these two teams.