Chelsea v Tottenham preview: When does it start and what channel is it on?

Tottenham's Eric Dier fouls Chelsea's Eden Hazard

The London rivals go head-to-head at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris concedes Chelsea's second goal scored by Eden HazardTottenham's Hugo Lloris concedes Chelsea's second goal scored by Eden Hazard

Tottenham return to Stamford Bridge this weekend for the first time since seeing their dreams of a Premier League title collapse around them in April.

This time it is Chelsea who sit top of the table, with Spurs' unbeaten Premier League record set to face a severe test against Antonio Conte's in-form side.

The Blues go into the fixture having won six consecutive games without conceding a single goal in the process. Conte's switch to three at the back has worked wonders, with the scrappy 1-0 win at Middlesbrough last weekend the latest success in their excellent run.

The Key Battle - Diego Costa vs Jan Vertonghen

Costa's winner at the Riverside took his tally to 10 goals for the season, with the Spanish international looking set to emulate his Premier League best of 20 from 2014/15.

Vertonghen was controversially dropped for Tottenham's Champions League defeat in Monaco, but the big Belgian is likely to return to try and keep the in-form Chelsea man quiet.

Tottenham's Jan VertonghenTottenham's Jan Vertonghen

Last Meeting:

May's 2-2 draw which secured the Premier League title for Leicester was the most recent battle between these two sides, with Eden Hazard's superb equaliser completing Chelsea's comeback from 2-0 down.

That result continued Tottenham's lengthy winless run at Stamford Bridge; Spurs' last victory there came back in February 1990.

Tottenham's Eric Dier fouls Chelsea's Eden HazardTottenham's Eric Dier fouls Chelsea's Eden Hazard

Recent league form – most recent last:

Chelsea - WWWWWW

Tottenham - WDDDDW

Who’s the ref?

Michael Oliver will be keeping control of this cross-capital clash.

The 31-year-old took charge of the goalless draw between these two sides at White Hart Lane last season, and so far this time out he has awarded 44 yellow cards in his 13 games.

Referee Michael OliverReferee Michael Oliver

What time is kick off?

Chelsea v Tottenham starts at 5.30pm.

Where can I watch it?

BT Sport 1 are showing this match live, with build-up beginning at 5pm.


Chelsea - 8/11

Draw - 14/5

Tottenham - 18/5

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