Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

Telegraph Sport
·2-min read
Frank Lampard faces Jose Mourinho again on Sunday - Reuters
Frank Lampard faces Jose Mourinho again on Sunday - Reuters

What is it?

Chelsea host Tottenham Hotspur in a London derby and top-of-the-table Premier League match. 

When is it?

The game is on Sunday, November 29.

What time is the kick-off?

The match gets under way at 4.30pm. 

What TV channel is it on? 

Live coverage is on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event and begins after the conclusion of Southampton vs Manchester United which is a 2pm kick-off. Alternatively you can bookmark this page and follow every kick with Football Nerd columnist Daniel Zeqiri. 

What is the team news?

In a boost for the home team, Christian Pulisic is expect to be fit again after a thigh injury to give Frank Lampard a full compliment of attacking options to choose from. Chelsea have scored at least twice in four of their last five league games.

Toby Alderweireld's groin injury was the only negative to come from Tottenham's win over Manchester City, and although the damage is not as bad as feared, the defender will miss the trip to Stamford Bridge. Erik Lamela will also be absent, but Tottenham are waiting to see if Matt Doherty's self-isolation period will finish after a positive Covid test ruled him out against City. 

What have our writers said about both teams?

Luke Edwards analysed how Frank Lampard has turned Chelsea into title contenders:

But what has been increasingly impressive as this season has developed is the sense of security there is at the back. In N’Golo Kante and Mason Mount, they have two deep lying midfielders with the speed and athleticism to shut down opposition counter attacks. Both were superb on Tyneside, doing all the unfussy, ugly work that gives others a platform to play.

Jason Burt wrote about how lockdown conditions have played into the hands of Jose Mourinho and Harry Kane: 

Few teams have taken advantage of the unique circumstances of lockdown as much as Spurs. Mourinho lived with his coaching staff before ‘Project Restart’ began, he was even reprimanded for breaking the government rules but has used the time wisely to work on team shape and organisation and taking advantage also of fans not being allowed into stadia. Would they have easily accepted the style of play?

What are the odds?

Betting on the match? Get the latest offers and free bets here

  • Chelsea 21/20

  • Draw 12/5

  • Tottenham 5/2

What is our prediction? 

This could be a classic between to teams who are scoring goals by the bucket load. Tottenham were well off the pace at Stamford Bridge before lockdown but are bound to put up an improved showing, and there are still questions about Chelsea's ability to contain counter-attacks against top opposition. Chelsea will have more of the ball and territory, but the scoreline will be close.

Verdict: Chelsea 2 Tottenham 2