THE Premier League continues on Sunday as Chelsea welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the Stamford Bridge. Ben Levene (@BenLevene96) shares his best bets.
Chelsea v Tottenham| Sunday 1st April 2018, 16:00 | Sky Sports
As the Premier League season nears its final stretch, the race for top four is still alive. With just five-points separating 4th placed Spurs and Chelsea in 5th spot, this fixture between two London rivals is especially significant.
It’s fair to say these sides don’t like each other. The 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge to award Leicester the title two-years back springs to mind.
Cards were an angle I considered, but referee Andre Marriner has averaged less than three bookings per game in the Premier League this season.
Splitting these sides at the prices is difficult. Question marks can be posed at both teams.
Chelsea have been inconsistent all season, there has been a constant cloud over them in terms of Antonio Conte’s future, and yet they’ve produced some good performances in the big games. The Blues have avoided defeat against the likes of Barcelona, Man Utd, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and Roma at Stamford Bridge, and only lost by the single goal when hosting Man City.
Meanwhile, Spurs have a notoriously poor record at Stamford Bridge. They haven’t won at Chelsea since 1990. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have taken the lead at the Bridge in each of the last two seasons and yet failed to win on both occasions.
In addition, talisman Harry Kane is a doubt and his absence will no doubt prove a blow. Kane has scored 24 of Spurs’ 59 goals in the Premier League this season, which equates to 40%.
Kane missed the trip to Old Trafford back in October when Tottenham lost 1-0. Son deputised on that occasion, however struggled to make the ball stick. Following the November international break, Kane was rushed back for the North London Derby despite not being 100% and Spurs struggled on that occasion without their main man at full pelt.
Shared Spoils the value
Both sides will be organised, and this will likely be a tactical affair decided by moments and fine margins. The 61/25 on the Draw with Marathon Bet presents the most value. The price implies there’s just a 29% the game ends level.
Chelsea v Tottenham- The Draw (61/25)