Massive game already for Chelsea following their opening day defeat to Burnley, they simply have to avoid going six points down on Tottenham and Man Utd and possibly Man City so early on in the season.
Tottenham will have to contend with their Wembley hoodoo, it must be playing on their minds but they did win last weekend and know the significance of a win today over a title rival.
Spurs stats over last 20 home games
Home wins 16
Home Losses 2
11 of the last 20 Spurs home games have been over 2.5
7 of the last 20 Spurs home games both teams have scored.
Spurs have scored first in 15 of their last 20 home games
Spurs have conceded first in 4 of their last 20 home games
Spurs have scored in 17 of their last 20 home games
Chelsea stats over last 20 away games
Away wins 14
Away Losses 4
14 of the last 20 Chelsea away games have been over 2.5
13 of the last 20 Chelsea away games both teams have scored.
Chelsea have scored first in 16 of their last 20 away games
Chelsea have conceded first in 4 of their last 20 away games
Chelsea have scored in 18 of their last 20 away games
No point taking on board the Tottenham stats because they are all based on playing at White Hart Lane, however, they will have the majority fan support and that is important.
Chelsea will look at the FA Cup semi final as a way of convincing themselves that they can beat Tottenham today, but after last weekend it is hard to have too much confidence in them.
As long as Tottenham can put the Wembley jinx behind them and at some point, they will do, then backing Tottenham today is the bet.
Therefore the best value bet in this game is