class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Missing Kane and lacking confidence in attack, Al Hain-Cole expects Mourinho's men to keep things tight when the Blues come to visit on Thursday
Tottenham will be determined to get their season back on track when they welcome Chelsea to North London in Thursday’s Premier League clash.
Jose Mourinho’s men have lost their last two matches in the league, going down 3-1 at home to Liverpool before suffering a shock 1-0 defeat at Brighton.
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However, they can be backed at 13/5 (3.60) with bet365 to bounce back by pulling off a big win against the Portuguese’s former club.
The Blues trail their opponents only on goal difference in the table and are 21/20 (2.05) favourites to move three points clear by coming out on top on enemy territory.
Each of the last two encounters between this duo have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on them cancelling each other out once again.
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Sergio Reguilon, Giovani Lo Celso, Dele Alli, and Harry Kane are all ruled out, while Tanguy Ndombele will face a late fitness test after being forced off in the Brighton defeat.
With a fully fit squad to choose from, it remains to be seen whether Thomas Tuchel will stick with the same line-up that earned him his first victory against Burnley last time out.
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Having been held to a frustrating 0-0 draw by Wolves in his first match in charge, Tuchel will have been extremely satisfied to see them remain patient and eventually break down the Clarets in a 2-0 win on Sunday.
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Those qualities are likely to be tested once again versus Spurs, who will be even more determined than usual to keep things tight considering their recent defeats and the absence of Kane in attack.
Indeed, Mourinho’s men successfully nullified their opponents in the 0-0 reverse encounter at Stamford Bridge and will be confident of doing so once again against an attack that has scored just six times in seven league appearances.
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All in all, odds of 10/11 (1.91) look like solid value on a conserative Tottenham ensuring under 2.5 goals for their sixth game in eight against Chelsea.
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