It’s third against fourth on Thursday as Tottenham lock horns with Chelsea at White Hart Lane and it’s the hosts that bookies tentatively lean towards, Stan James installing Spurs as 13/8 favourites to collect all three points and Totesport pricing the Blues at 7/4.
Andre Villas-Boas’ side were held to a frustrating draw at Wigan on Saturday, having led until the 88th minute but it’s their poor record when facing the Premiership’s top teams that really lends appeal to a Tottenham triumph.
In matches against Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool, Chelsea have lost three and won just one; a penalty helping them to overcome City when the title-chasers had been reduced to ten men. For their part, Tottenham have beaten Arsenal and Liverpool on their own patch this term and they should again make the most of home advantage to edge this one.
Tottenham to beat Chelsea by one – 15/4 (bet365)