New coach Tuchel comes face to face for the first time with Mourinho in the Premier League this week. Tottenham will be playing host to Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium on Thursday with kickoff at 11 pm.
The two English giants have been in conversation for the title race during the 2020-21 campaign. However, recent spells ensured both sides focused on securing a top-four finish instead of a Premier League title race.
Hardly anything can separate the two sides ahead of this London Derby, with sixth-placed Spurs with a game in hand against Chelsea, seventh-placed with 33 points.
A major blow for Jose Mourinho was an injury picked by Harry Kane during their clash with Liverpool. The pressure fairly rose among fans as the side fell short to Brighton in their last outing in a 1-0 loss.
The Lilly Whites suffered two back to back defeats in the Premier League for the second time in the space of two months. Leonard Trossard bagged the all-important three points for the Seagulls.
On a day PSG lost their first match under Mauricio Pochetino, Tuchel earned his first victory for Chelsea that saw off a dogged Burnley side at Stamford Bridge. It was a full spectacle for the full-backs, with Azipicuelta and Marco Alonso getting a goal. However, it remains a task to get results in a London Derby.
Tottenham Spurs vs. Chelsea Head to Head
Both sides have 37 games against each other, with Tottenham taking nine wins while Chelsea with 17 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Brighton 1-0 Tottenham
Tottenham 1-3 Liverpool
Wycombe Wanderers 1-4 Tottenham
Sheffield United 1-3 Tottenham
Tottenham 1-1 Fulham
Chelsea 2-0 Burnley
Chelsea 0-0 Wolves
Fulham 0-1 Chelsea
Chelsea 4-0 Morecambe
Chelsea 1-3 Man City
Tottenham Spurs Team News
Kane will remain on the sidelines for a few weeks with the ankle problems picked up against Liverpool. After a failed attempt to get a loan move to PSG, Dele Alli will be in contention to start life on the bench. Tanguy Ndombele had to come off the pitch with an injury and remains unavailable.
Chelsea Team News
It is a different case for Tuchel, with the only injury concern is the late fitness for Hakim Ziyech. Other arising injury doubts ahead of the clash include Kurt Zouma and Kai Havertz. Ngo’lo Kante recovered from a hamstring injury and could earn a spot in the midfield.
Prediction and Odds
Tottenham might struggle to get goals this Thursday with a low scoring team available in comparison to Chelsea.
Goals Under 2.5
Most Goals: 2H