Chelsea FC Team News vs Tottenham Hotspur: Pulisic, Havertz

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Chelsea FC host Tottenham Hotspur this weekend in a top of the table London derby clash. That just says it all right there; no additional hype needed for this one. Spurs enter Sunday ahead of Liverpool on tie-breaker, as both have accumulated 20 pts.

Chelsea is right there behind them, sitting in 3rd place with 18 points. Let’s take a look at the Blues team news ahead of this massive showdown.

Chelsea FC vs Tottenham Hotspur FYIs

Kickoff: 5:30pm BST/11:30am EST Sunday Nov 29

Team News:  Chelsea  Tottenham

Starting XI Predictions: Chelsea  Tottenham

TV: NBCSN

Odds: Chelsea (+106), Tottenham (+245), Draw (+245)

PL Form Guide:   Chelsea   WWWDD   Tottenham  WWWWD

They will indeed have left-sided attacking player Christian Pulisic back available, after he missed the last four weeks due to his second hamstring injury of the season. Hopefully, the American can truly begin his season in earnest now.

Forward Kai Havertz is back to full match fitmess after having previously tested positive for COVID-19, and thus having to train in isolation for a substantial amount of time.

Meanwhile Billy Gilmour is working closer towards being match fit, but this match will come too soon for the Scotsman to feature.

Overall, this means that Chelsea now have all systems go, and frankly that could be scary for the rest of the league.

Prediction Chelsea 2, Tottenham Hotspur 1

The hosts will come into this match with an extra two days of rest, as they won their Champions League clash on Tuesday while Tottenham are in Europa League action later today. Hence we’re going with the home field and additional prep/recovery time advantage in this one.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, 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,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports IllustratedChicago Tribune and SB NationFollow him on Twitter and Instagram.

 

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