The Chelsea vs Tottenham Barclays Premier League match is set for Saturday, Mar. 7, 5:30 p.m. GMT (12:30 p.m. ET) at Stamford Bridge.
The game will be broadcast live at Sky Sports 1/HD and Sky Sports HD in the United Kingdom.
The game will also air on NBCSN and Mun2
Live stream is available on NBC Sports Live Extra.
Chelsea’s in-form winger Eden Hazard should feature despite receiving an ankle knock in Belgium’s mid-week international tie. Defenders David Luiz (groin) and Ashley Cole (lateral knee ligament) are definitely out of this clash.
Tottenham have a spot of injury bother. Playmaker Christian Erikson, and defenders Kyle Walker, Younes Kaboul, and Zeki Fryers are all injury doubts for Saturday, while Étienne Capoue, Erik Lamela, and Vlad Chiriches have long term injuries.
The two teams were evenly matched earlier in the season, with the game ending 1-1.
Tottenham made 12 shots in the game (3 on target) while Chelsea made 11 (5 on target).
Below is an AP preview of the match:
Little Horse No More
Mourinho has labeled Chelsea the “little horse” in the title race, perceiving his squad to be full of young talent with little championship-winning experience. Unbeaten in 13 league matches since the start of December, the team is looking more and more like a thoroughbred.
Boasting the league’s tightest defense, the Blues haven’t been hindered by a shortage of goals from their strikers as at least one of their slew of attacking midfielders — be it Eden Hazard, Oscar, Willian or Andre Schuerrle — seems to deliver when it matters.
Defeating Tottenham would put Chelsea nine points clear of Man City — considered by many to be the other title favorite — although City would have three games in hand.
Spurs have a dreadful record at Stamford Bridge — they haven’t won there since 1990, when Gary Lineker was their match-winner — and Mourinho still has never lost a league match at the ground.