Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Tottenham Hotspur

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Chelsea was certainly shafted, more than a little bit, in their home loss to Manchester United on Monday night, and Blues boss Frank Lampard was justified in being upset. Lampard hit out at VAR, understandably so, but “dems the rules” as they say, so there’s nothing else they can do other than just move on from it.

Chelsea now find themselves in a major scrap for the top four and Saturday brings a crunch clash with fellow London club Tottenham Hotspur. This London derby sees the Blues enter into it sitting in the fourth and final UCL qualification slot, just one point up in their opponents. Both sides are injury ravaged right now, so it will be interesting to see who can better make do with what they have.

Here’s out best guess as to what Lampard will do with his first team in this one.

Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Tottenham Hotspur

Arrizabalaga; James, Zouma, Rüdiger, Azpilicueta; Jorginho, Kovacic, Mount; Pedro, Giroud, Willian

Tottenham Hotspur at Chelsea FC FYIs

February 22, 12:30 pm, Stamford Bridge

Team news for both sides: go to this link

Starting XI predictions:  Tottenham

TV: BT Sport 1

Referee: Michael Oliver

Form Guide: Chelsea   LDDLW    Tottenham   WWWDL

Probabilities via Google: Chelsea win 56%,  Draw 24%,  Tottenham win 20%

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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