There were plenty of goals in the first round of fixtures of the 2017/2018 Premier League season and it also provided a few upsets,
Newly promoted Huddersfield beat Crystal Palace 3-0 and perhaps most shocking of all, reigning champions Chelsea were beaten 3-2 at Stamford Bridge by Burnley.
Other notable results was Arsenal’s thrilling 4-3 win over Leicester City, Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Brighton, Manchester United’s crushing 4-0 win over West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 win over Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
Tottenham Hotspur will be hoping to add another blow to Chelsea when the Spurs take on the Blues at an expected sell out at Wembley.
Spurs vs Chelsea
Sunday 20th August – 16:00 GMT
A game which could define both teams season; Antonio Conte’s Chelsea will want to bounce back with a win after their shock defeat to Burnley whereas Spurs, who won on the opening day, will want to see how they get on at Wembley having been poor there when they played there in the Champions League and Europa League last season.
Spurs will have confidence going into this game with Chelsea having to play a weakened team with their injuries and suspensions and the North Londoners’ solid performance against Newcastle United on the opening day in which Dele Alli and Ben Davies scored in for Tottenham to win 2-0. If Chelsea lose this game, will it be the curse of Chelsea managers winning the league and getting sacked the next season.
This is a hard game to call, personally I make Spurs ever so slightly favourites to win but expect a tight game.
Out: Danny Rose is still expected to be out for Sunday (knee), Erik Lamela (hip)
Doubtful: Keiran Trippier
Out: Gary Cahill (Suspension), Cesc Fabregas (Suspension), Pedro (Ankle), Eden Hazard (Ankle),
It will be interesting to see how both teams line up with Conte’s Chelsea not having many other first team midfield players to replace Fabregas, and they won’t be able to play their five at the back as normal with Cahill also missing through suspension.
It will also be difficult for Mauricio Pochettino to decide who to play at right back for Spurs with Trippier still expected to be out. He could play either Eric Dier or Alderweireld there but with Kyle Walker-Peters Man of the Match debut against Newcastle last Sunday, the Spurs boss may decied to give him another game as well.
22.04.2017 Wembley FA Cup SF Score: 4-2 win for Chelsea
04.01.2017 White Hart Lane Premier League Score: 2-0 win for Spurs
16.11.2017 Stamford Bridge Premier League Score: 2-1 win for Chelsea
Harry Kane to score first 7/2
Heung-Min Son to score first 21/4
Morata to score first 6/1
Dele Alli to score first 13/2
Michy Batshuayi to score first 13/2
Willian to score first 13/2
Harry Kane 9/10
Michy Batshuayi 12/5
Both Teams to Score:
Any Player to Score a Hatrick
Harry Kane 14/1
Michy Batshuayi 16/1
Dele Alli 40/1