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Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur will share the pitch on Saturday evening, in what promises to be one of the most important fixtures of the season when it comes to the Champions League qualifying positions. The race for the 4th place in the Premier League is starting to heat up, namely because of the number of teams that can reach it. Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United, Sheffield United and Wolverhampton remain very close to each other in the standings, and any slip could prove to be crucial. Saturday’s match between Chelsea and Tottenham will oppose two teams that have been struggling for quite some time, even though José Mourinho’s team has been grinding out wins, unlike The Blues.
Frank Lampard’s team plays a nice brand of football, with their eyes always on the goal. For a casual football fan, it’s very enjoyable, however, there are risks involved. Chelsea concedes almost a goal every single match, partly due to their playing style but also the defensive backline, as Lampard didn’t seem to have found a reliable solution to avoid this problem. He has been rotating from three at the back to a traditional back four defensive line, sometimes because of injuries, other times because of who they will be playing. Luckily, they’ll face a striker-less Tottenham team on Saturday, who probably won’t pose much offensive threat throughout the match, as they’ll focus on counter-attacking when they’ve got the chance. It’s incredible how The Blues cannot net two straight wins for the Premier League since October, given the quality of their roster. What’s the reason for such a breakdown? Could they return to form on José Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge?
Frank confirms that Ruben Loftus-Cheek is in the squad for tomorrow's game against Tottenham. He won't be fit to start but it's another positive step in the midfielder's comeback from a long-term injury.#CHETOT— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 21, 2020
On the other hand, Tottenham has been winning the matches that they’re supposed to win but struggling to do so. The number of injuries that’s been hitting José Mourinho and his squad have been insane, mainly to their attacking line. Harry Kane is still doubtful to return this season, while Son won’t probably feature again, according to the Portuguese manager. It seems like an uphill battle to reach the 4th spot in the Premier League, but with Mourinho, you never know, right? The scrappy playing style of the 57-year-old, who many people criticize since his Real Madrid days, is evident now more than ever, and it’s clear how they’re going to play for the rest of the year. If somehow Tottenham reaches the 4th place by the end of it, it could come out as a serious achievement for everyone involved at the club. One of the things that could hurt The Lilywhites’ chances at Chelsea’s ground is fatigue. They come off a tough match for the Champions League and their squad is paper-thin when it comes to solutions at the moment. A draw on Saturday won’t be a bad result for them, as they keep their hopes for Champions League qualification alive.
TEAM NEWS:— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 21, 2020
???? @JuanMFoyth (groin) - late stages of conditioning.
???? @HKane (hamstring) - continuing rehabilitation.
???? @MoussaSissoko (knee) - commenced on-field rehabilitation.
???? Heung-Min Son (arm) - recovering following surgery.#THFC ?? #COYS pic.twitter.com/GOH7rVXvZw
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