Pat Nevin higlights one advantage Chelsea have over Spurs

Nevin believes that Tottenham playing 24 hours later than Chelsea could have an effect on the outcome.

Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin believes that the club having 24 hours more recovery time before their clash with Tottenham can give them a big advantage ahead of their meeting at Stamford Bridge tomorrow night.

Spurs played nearly a day after Chelsea's 0-0 draw with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, as they came from behind to beat Everton 2-1 at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

In his column for the Chelsea website, Nevin wrote: "Tottenham are on a very decent run, even if their run at Hull City was not hugely impressive. In fact, I think it would have been unlikely to be a win had Hull not lost a man to the silliest of red cards. Spurs did however have a European game on the Thursday and a very draining 90-odd minutes against Everton on Sunday evening.

"That extra 24 hours of recovery could make huge difference as Tottenham looked out on their feet in the dying minutes against the Toffees."

Some would also point to the fact that Chelsea have been in better form this season than their London rivals, as they have only dropped the six points in the Premier League this season, have a 100% home record, and remain unbeaten.

Though Spurs have won three of their last four league games, they have been less than convincing, though the win over Everton showed signs that players seem to be adapting more to Mauricio Pochettino's style and way of playing.

One thing that could lessen any advantage that Nevin outlined in terms of the time their last games took place could be the travelling. Spurs were at home and it's only a short trip to Stamford Bridge, whilst Chelsea have had to travel to and from the North East of the country - close to one of the furthest trips away from home for Mourinho's side.

There are several factors that seem to be against Tottenham going into this game, including their retched record at Stamford Bridge. Nevin has just highlighted another potential factor.

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