Opta Stats: Chelsea v Tottenham

Will AVB have a fruitful return to Stamford Bridge?

It's a London derby with more at stake than pride as Champions League-chasing Chelsea and Tottenham battle to finish in the top four.

"The Welshman has scored in each of his last four Premier League appearances, and has netted 11 in his last 11. You can back Bale to open the scoring at 6/17.2."

Tottenham Hotspur have never won a Barclays Premier League match at Stamford Bridge in 20 visits. No side is currently on a longer run without victory at an opponent's ground than Spurs against Chelsea. Spurs are 100/304.3 to break their hoodoo.

The Blues have won each of their last six home games in the Premier League. Chelsea are 20/211.96 to win the game.

On only one occasion this season have Tottenham failed to score away from home in the league. You can find odds of 4/61.65 for both teams to score.

Juan Mata has scored three times in his last two appearances against Tottenham in all competitions. Mata is 14/53.85 to find the net.

When Andre Villas-Boas was manager of Chelsea, he masterminded eight victories in 13 Premier League games at Stamford Bridge (62%). You can lay Chelsea at 20/211.97.

No player has scored more goals away from home this season in the Premier League than Gareth Bale (13). Bale is 9/52.82 to add to his tally.

The Welshman has scored in each of his last four Premier League appearances, and has netted 11 in his last 11. You can back Bale to open the scoring at 6/17.2.

Jermain Defoe netted in each of his first two Premier League appearances at Stamford Bridge; but has failed to score in the seven since. Defoe is priced at 2/13.0 to score against Chelsea.

Tottenham managed only four shots last weekend, fewer than any other team playing on Saturday or Sunday. Chelsea are 11/53.2 to keep a clean sheet.

A win in this game would virtually seal a top four spot for Chelsea (they'd be six points clear with a much superior goal difference and two games to go). Chelsea are 1/111.09 to finish in the top four.

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