Both teams come off an opening-weekend victory as Chelsea hosts Tottenham in a 2022-23 English Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. This London derby is an early battle of top-four teams from last season, but their victories couldn't have been more different. Chelsea, which finished third in the EPL table last season, struggled mightily to score last Saturday but beat Everton on the road 1-0. The lone goal came on a Jorginho penalty almost 10 minutes into first-half stoppage time. Tottenham, meanwhile, eased to a 4-1 victory at home Saturday against Southampton. Spurs, who leap-frogged Arsenal in the final week of last season to finish fourth, aim to end a five-game losing streak to the Blues.
Kickoff in London is set for 11:30 a.m ET. Chelsea is the +123 favorite (risk $100 to win $123) on the 90-minute money line in the latest Chelsea vs. Tottenham odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Spurs are the +230 underdog, a regulation draw is priced at +235 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before you lock in your Tottenham vs. Chelsea picks, be sure you check out the English Premier League predictions from proven soccer insider Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has broken down the Chelsea vs. Tottenham matchup from every angle and just locked in his picks and Premier League predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Tottenham vs. Chelsea:
- Chelsea vs. Tottenham spread: Chelsea -0.5 (+120)
- Chelsea vs. Tottenham over/under: 2.5 goals
- Chelsea vs. Tottenham money line: Chelsea +123, Tottenham +230, Draw +235
- CHL: It is 6-1-0 in the past seven EPL meetings, with a 12-1 goal advantage
- TOT: It has scored the most league goals during this calendar year (51)
- Chelsea vs. Tottenham picks: See picks here.
Why you should back Chelsea
The Blues will be eager to put on a better performance than last week for their home crowd, and they should be confident. They dominated Spurs four times over the course of last season, beating them a combined 8-0 in two EPL meetings and two League Cup matches. Chelsea had a 70-26 advantage in shots (25-9 on target) over those four matchups. It should hold the ball for much of the game, as it averaged a 10 percent higher possession rate (62.3-52) in 2021-22. It kept possession an average of 60 percent in the four matchups with Tottenham last season.
Mason Mount will continue to be the playmaker, and the 22-year-old had 11 goals and 10 assists last season. He has a new attacker to set up for success in Raheem Sterling, who registered 13 goals and five assists for league champion Manchester City last year. The Chelsea defense should remain tough to penetrate as long as manager Thomas Tuchel is devising the tactics. The Blues allowed 33 goals last season, third-fewest in the league, and had a plus-43 goal differential.
Why you should back Tottenham
The Blues defense has been tough to crack, but Spurs certainly have the talent to do it. And Koulibaly is still acclimating to his new teammates in the middle, and the Blues lost both Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen in the offseason. That could mean Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min find their opportunities this week. Tottenham won in a rout despite neither of the top scorers getting on the board against Southampton. Son had a team-high 23 goals, while Kane scored 17 after a slow start. Last week's goals came from unlikely sources, including an own goal.
Son did have one assist against the Saints, but it was Dejan Kulusevski who had the biggest impact. The Swedish midfielder scored a goal and set up another, and defender Eric Dier and midfielder Ryan Sessegnon also got on the score sheet. Kulusevski had five goals and eight assists last season and has been a strong complement to the top two. Richarlison came over in the offseason from Everton, where he scored 43 goals in four seasons. Hugo Lloris remains in the net, and the Frenchman had 16 clean sheets and a 71.4 save percentage in 2021-22.
How to make Chelsea vs. Tottenham picks
Green has scrutinized the Chelsea vs. Tottenham match from every angle, and he is leaning Under on the goal total. He also provides his two confident best bets and a full breakdown of the match. He's only sharing his EPL picks here.
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