Now or never for the title dream

Tonight, Spurs travel to Chelsea in a game where failure to deliver three points, will see Leicester City crowned as champions.  
Tottenham have never won at Stamford Bridge during the Premier League era – victory tonight would be regarded as a miracle for Spurs. 

With the chance to ruin their London rivals title bid, Chelsea will be desperate to stop Spurs from winning tonight and this will only make things harder for the Tottenham boys. 

It’s a must win fixture for Spurs, if they are to avoid the heartbreak of missing out on the title.

Team News

For Tottenham, Dele Alli is suspended while Eric Dier remains a doubt following the concussion that he picked up last week.

For the Blues, Loic Remy and Kurt Zouma remain out while both Gary Cahill and John Terry are expected to return to the side following illness (Cahill) and a calf injury (Terry).

What the managers had to say

Guus Hiddink stated that the Chelsea players “desperately want to win this next game” and that he can “guarantee that the effort will be there on Monday”. 

Whilst his opposing boss, Mauricio Pochettino said “the fact that its Chelsea will motivate us … we are ready to fight”.

Final word

With injuries, suspensions and a poor history at Stamford Bridge, a win tonight for Spurs would be miraculous.

A task that is only made harder by the fact that the Chelsea players and fans will be desperate to stop Spurs from even getting a point.

Throughout this season Tottenham have been magnificently resilient and have won games that no one backed them in – tonight is a great opportunity for the squad to make a real statement to the league leaders.

Written by Matt Boon

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