Premier League In Focus – Tottenham vs Chelsea Preview

When? Sunday 20th August, 16:00 (UK)

Where? Wembley Stadium

Where can I watch it? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available?

Tottenham - https://www.eticketing.co.uk/tottenhamhotspur/details/event.aspx?itemref=9910

Chelsea - Sold out

STATS & FACTS
This is the first Premier League game to be played at Wembley, but these two clubs have faced off at this ground as recently as April, when they contested the FA Cup semi-final; a match which Chelsea won 4-2.

Last season saw the two clubs split London bragging rights in the Premier League, with both teams winning on home soil. Chelsea ran out 2-1 winners at Stamford Bridge but they would see their run of victories finally come to an end at White Hart Lane when a Dele Alli brace secured a 2-0 win in what would be the last head-to-head at that ground.

Tottenham haven’t won at Stamford Bridge since February 1990, but they have not lost a home fixture to Chelsea since October 2012.

This fixture has thrown up two eight goal thrillers in recent times; a 4-4 draw between the two clubs at White Hart Lane took place in March 2008 while 2015 got off to a perfect start for Tottenham as they won 5-3 at the same ground.

The last three Wembley head-to-head’s have seen Chelsea come out on top twice and Tottenham once. In addition to the aforementioned FA Cup semi-final win last season, Chelsea would also come out on top in the 2015 League Cup final. That win would exact revenge for Tottenham’s 2008 Wembley victory in the same competition.

Since Mauricio Pochettino has been in charge of Tottenham, Chelsea have had three managers; Jose Mourinho, Guus Hiddink and Antonio Conte.

There have been 158 matches between these two clubs, Tottenham have come out on top 51 times, Chelsea 67 times and there have been 40 draws.

Dele Alli has scored three times in the last two Tottenham vs Chelsea matches.

MOST MEMORABLE MEETING
New Years Day 2015 – Tottenham beat eventual league winners Chelsea 5-3. Harry Kane would score two that night as his stock continued to rise. It would be the first time that Tottenham would put five past their London rivals since December 1961.