Early thoughts on Tottenham v Chelsea?

As time slowly passes by with the international fixtures in the way, focus will eventually turn to what is the biggest game of the season so...

As time slowly passes by with the international fixtures in the way, focus will eventually turn to what is the biggest game of the season so far for Chelsea as we take the trip to White Hart Lane this Saturday lunchtime to take on Tottenham.

As if this game isn't spicy enough, there is the addition of a certain Andre Villas-Boas into the equation which for the Chelsea fans will certainly add fuel to the fire.

This is an intriguing game if we focus on the football and you cannot deny the improvement Spurs have shown under AVB in recent weeks. I think for all of us the performance and result at Old Trafford made a fair few people sit up and take notice.

I am still not 100% certain that their defence is water-tight at the moment and I will have to have a look at them in depth to post on here before the weekend.

It's through the midfield and attack where they have made major strides forward in my view. Sandro is the holding midfielder in Scotty Parker's absence and does a job and alongside him is Moussa Dembele and old Chelsea target from a few years ago. I have to say looking from the outside in, Dembele is suspect with the defensive side of his game and the focus on that part of their play falls mainly with Sandro.

Their attacking three behind Defoe is impressive. Bale, Dempsey and Lennon will cause anyone problems given time and space. Chelsea have to shut down the space on Saturday in front of Bale and Lennon and force them the other way.

If anything, Chelsea can look at attack Spurs down their right hand side as Lennon is suspect going backwards.

As for Jermaine Defoe, he is back playing regularly and scoring goals again and will be a constant threat to us at the weekend. If Chelsea can stop the service to Defoe we are laughing and have half the job done!.

As for Chelsea, it looks as though JT will be suspended so expect Gary Cahill to come in alongside David Luiz with Ivanovic and Cole either side. I fully expect as at The Emirates when we beat The Arsenal, Ramires to start next to Mikel.

In my eyes Chelsea have the edge in defensive areas of midfield as Mikel is far better there than Sandro. It's who can come out on top between Ramires and Demebele that could have a major say in this one.

Chelsea's attacking three should be as per normal in recent weeks. Eden Hazard, Oscar and Juan Mata in behind the goal scoring Fernando Torres once again!.

That's the difference with Chelsea compared to most teams in the Premier League this season, we have plenty of creative options in the side now. Most sides rely on one person to create and craft whereas we have THREE.

At the moment Juan Mata is running the show for Chelsea and Spurs will be looking to stop him. The problem is with their freedom of movement in the final third, each of them are hard to pick up and mark. If Mata is man marked, then Oscar or Eden Hazard have the chance to step up.

Make no mistake Spurs fans, Chelsea are a very, very different animal these days and are hard to stop.

However, this is a London Derby and form goes out the window. It will be interesting to see how Spurs line up against our attacking three as AVB looks to put one over us.

This should be a great, open and free flowing game and one I am looking forward to. I just hope Chelsea can get the three points and extend their advantage at the top of the league with Manchester United at the Bridge coming up next!.

What do you people expect from the game this weekend? Will it be a tight tense affair or an open and free scoring game?

Carefree & KTBFFH!

Post a Comment

  1. mikel better than sandro???
    even the most blue nosed chelsea fan has to laugh at that one!!!

  2. mikel obi is the weakest defensive midfielder in the world. He can never be better than sandro. I am a big chelsea fan but i cant wait for african cup to start so we can lose mikel obi

  3. Mikel-Rambo combination is one of the best defensive pairing in England!!! Go check the numbers of goals concieve!!!
    Jerry from Lagos, Nigeria

  4. Stephen Abiodun Nasco Stevo16 October 2012 at 14:33

    Never mind dem who has eyes but kud nt si wit dem.dey say Mikel is d weakest&cant wait til Jan.2kom.Acordin 2RDM&som great futball analyst hu realy undstand ao players per4md 2deir deployd roles,MIKEL is d 2nd most important playa afta Cech@chelsea.he does dos dirty tings,he 'be the first player thinking about if we lose the ball,to be able to give organisation in front of the defence' ds quote is by our own RDM. Weda u lik it or not,Mikel is a pivotal figure in chelsea 11. As 4d match against spurs,is going 2b tough but we ar wining by 3-1.up blues

  5. This is as poor an analysis i ever seen. With a defence that consists of Gallas, Vertonghen,Caulker and Dawson (and thats not even including Kaboul) id say chelsea would have more to worry about as Cahill hasnt played at all this season and may lack match fitness. Also if u bothered to check Dembele has infact had as many if not more interceptions and block than Sandro and has been the suprise cause his ball retention has been second to none and those two top the opta charts not Mikel n Rambo (pmsl) as another isiot has mentioned. Your only worry should be is can u keep up with Bale, Azza, JD, Dembele, Jan and Walker? and worry alot u should cause this aint no Arsenal and u can bet ur life we gona make it hell for u!




Check out the best online casinos in india at

The Football Blog Network

Discover the best online casinos Canada has to offer at Casinos Online In. Choose a casino bonus and begin playing your favourite games and online slots!
Check out the UK's latest betting offers for upcoming Premier League matches at
Get the best from your new online sportsbook ! It's recommended for soccer fans from the United States to explore the list of top US sports betting sites. Compare their bonuses before signing up with them and placing wagers on Chelsea matches.
For Chelsea odds this season check out Online Bookies for all the latest prices & leading offers.
To compare free bets for betting on Chelsea visit
Looking for the best offers on Football? Head to
Looking for the best odds on Chelsea? Check out
Many canadian online casinos are best known for offering first time depositors with free spins and massive bonuses. Read reviews before signing up with any Canadian casino.
Are you looking for French casino games? goldenriviera casino en ligne is best known for providing the best casino games in France
Online casinos have become increasingly popular in New Zealand. With the rise of internet casinos, there's also a rise of bogus (fake) websites. Make sure you read casino reviews at crazyvegas online casino before you sign up with any casino.
Before you place any bets on Chelsea we suggest get these bookmakers free bets
Look! The latest Chelsea odds here at make sure you check it out!
For the best Chelsea offers on the 20/21 season check out bestfreebetoffers now!
Chelsea latest news All Football News - Chelsea HERE
If you're looking to place your football bets on a new sportsbook, then look no further as Betiton is your new home for football betting!
With so many operators in the Irish market, reviewed the best football betting sites in their guide.
Wanna bet on the best FIFA World Cup Betting Sites? Check out