Things are starting to heat up in the race for the Premiership Crown this season with the top place changing hands now on a regular occurrence. Only 4 points separating first place team Chelsea and Fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur which will add extra spice to the London derby in week 13 of the EPL. Most weekend football tips sites have The Blues as the favorite due to their outstanding form recently, but it is going to be tough against the only unbeaten side in the league.
Chelsea fans will be pleased to see their team sitting top of the table after the dreadful campaign they had last campaign. They are flying at the moment and have won their last six matches and have kept six clean sheets on the bounce. After the doom and gloom of being thrashed by Arsenal 3-0, they have been unbeaten and not conceded a single goal. Credit has to go to new manager Antonio Conte who after that defeat has managed to solve their defensive problems and make them the most solid defense in the league.
Chelsea has a big advantage over the other teams chasing the league title as they did not qualify for Europe last season. It means they can fully concentrate on domestic competitions and gain from playing fewer matches. That will come in vital during the crunch time as we saw last season with Leicester City. In recent weeks the Blues have proved that they are genuine contenders for the league and are many top football tips today favorites.
The next two matches coming up for Chelsea are vital that they win if they are going to be considered genuine title contenders. After playing Spurs they will then face Manchester City and if they manage to beat both teams, they will increase their lead over the pack. It will give them an advantage over the busy Xmas period and if they do continue their fine form they will be very difficult to overturn.
Spurs remain the only unbeaten side in the Premier League but they have drawn too many games. With star striker, Harry Kane back from injury and saving them from their fifth draw in the league on the bounce in the finals minutes against West Ham with a brace, the fans at White Hart Lane will be extremely pleased to see their team back on track. Top football tips today sites still have them down as one of the favorites for the title but they can not afford a big slip up or they will find themselves with too many points to catch back up.
It is a vital week for Spurs as they face a must-win game in the Champions League on Tuesday away at Monaco. If they want to win the EPL this season they must beat Chelsea to close the gap to a single point between the two. If they lose they will find themselves seven points from the lead and will not be able to afford too many more slip-ups if they are going to finish at the top.
Chelsea F.C Vs. Tottenham Hotspur Prediction
Both teams are going to be up for this one so expect challenges flying in and a high-intensity game. The winners will be well placed to go into the busy Xmas period and will put themselves in a great place to win the title. I do not expect it to be a high scoring match as they both have excellent defenses. This weekend’s best football tips are that Chelsea will take the lead but the new resilient Spurs under Mauricio Pochettino will pull it back and the match will end in a 1-1 draw.