March 4, 2024

Chelsea vs Tottenham: Why Sunday’s ‘special’ London derby is a litmus test for both clubs at Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea host Tottenham in the first big-six clash of the new season; Spurs have a dreadful record at Stamford Bridge having won just one of their last 37 matches there; watch Chelsea vs Spurs live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event from 4pm on Sunday; kick-off 4.30pm

Declan Olley

The first big-six clash of the season takes place on Sunday at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea host Tottenham, live on Sky Sports.

The London derby already feels pivotal in the new season with the game set to give an early indication of where both clubs are at – especially for Spurs.

“I think it’ll be a good test to mark whether they [Tottenham] are really in the contest for the title,” former Spurs defender Pascal Chimbonda told Sky Sports News.

The reason why it is such a huge litmus test for Antonio Conte’s side is due to the club’s dismal record at Stamford Bridge, where Spurs have won just one of their last 37 matches in all competitions, having drawn 12 and lost 24.

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Chelsea’s win over Tottenham in the Premier League in January 2022

Two of those defeats came under Conte last season as Spurs lost 2-0 in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final and were then beaten again three weeks later by the same scoreline in the Premier League.



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