Chelsea are hoping to continue a perfect start to their 2022-23 campaign as they welcome London rival Tottenham Hotspur to Stamford Bridge on Sunday Premier League encounter.
Thomas Tuchel’s side edged Everton to a 1-0 win at Goodison Park thanks to Italian midfielder Jorginho in the first-half stoppage-time penalty.
Antonio Conte’s men will arrive at Chelsea not on top of the Premier League table despite his Tottenham team’s 4-1 thrashing of Southampton on the opening weekend.
Chelsea and Tottenham meet at Stamford Bridge for their 156th head-to-head meeting, and the Blues hold a 70-47 advantage over Tottenham, with 38 draws.
The two-time UEFA Champions League winners have an excellent recent record against their London rival after the Blues are unbeaten in their last seven fixtures against Spurs, conceding only one goal in the process.
Chelsea have suffered two defeats from their last three London derbies fixtures at Stamford Bridge.
Spurs have tasted one victory over Chelsea from their last 37 games at Stamford Bridge in all competitions.
Tottenham have recorded 99 victories in London derbies in the Premier League and could become the third team after Chelsea and Arsenal to reach the 100-victory landmark.
Chelsea is listed as the favourite to get the win at Stamford Bridge over Tottenham but the fixture is expected to be a low-scoring match and under 2.5 goals have been scored in four of the last five ties between these two London sides in the league and cup competitions.
Our tipster is backing this game to end in a scored draw despite both London giants tasting victories last weekend.