Chelsea will play Tottenham Hotspur in their English Premier League campaign on Monday, May 2, at Stamford Bridge, starting 8 pm GMT.
The Premier League fixture has enough meat to bite on as we hope for a blinder of a conclusion. Leicester City are already pitched to win the Premier League title but second-placed Tottenham won’t go down without a fight, notes the official Premier League website.
Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino: “We can feel a little bit disappointed because the gap behind Leicester is big, but realistically we have a very good, young squad.
“If it is not possible to win the title this season, we need to try next season. The potential of the club and the squad we have is massive, and the important thing is to build the project and philosophy and to settle the basis.
“The basis is now very solid and only the future can be brilliant.”
As per the BBC reports, Chelsea defenders John Terry and Gary Cahill are expected to come back for the upcoming match.
Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink said, “We desperately want to win the next game, which is Spurs, and then there are massive games against Sunderland, Liverpool and Leicester after that.
‘It’s normal to have scrutiny from the press because you are playing in the limelight. We want to fulfil our obligations now, and in the upcoming games.
“I cannot guarantee the result but I can guarantee that the effort will be there, and not just on Monday.”
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
Assistants: S Beck, J Collin
Fourth Official: A Marriner
– Chelsea have not lost a top-flight home match against Tottenham Hotspur since February 1990, winning 17 and drawing eight of their 25 meetings at Stamford Bridge since.
– Spurs have lost 25 BPL matches against Chelsea, only against Manchester United (31) have they suffered more in the competition.
– The Blues lost their last BPL home match against Manchester City – they have not lost two in a row in the competition at Stamford Bridge since November 2011.
– Spurs have lost only one of their last 10 Barclays Premier League London derbies (W5 D4 L1) and should Harry Kane score twice, he would become the eighth quickest player in BPL history to reach 50 goals (in his 84th appearance).
Date: Monday, 2 May 2016
Time: 8 PM GMT
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Live Stream: BET365