Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspurs will battle it out for a Champions League slot tonight. The game, set to be played at Stamford Bridge, will mark the return of Andre Villas- Boas to the club he left after a poor string of results in 2011.
Chelsea FC presently sits third on the Premier League table with 68 points from 35 games, 3 points ahead of Tottenham who are 5th on the table. They come into Wednesday’s clash on the heels of last weekend’s defeat to Manchester United, which implies that they’ve won five of their last seven matches.
Tottenham Hotspurs travel to Stamford Bridge after their 1-0 victory over Southampton. With the impressive Gareth Bale in form, there is no denying them the possibility of springing up surprises away to Chelsea. If Tottenham wins tonight they could move up above Arsenal, the 4th team on the log and level up on point with Chelsea, while a loss or draw limits their chances of a top four finish.
Rafael Benitez will be hoping to repeat a similar show of form and commitment that saw them grab a late winner against Manchester United on Sunday. However, the Spurs game has been considered the final hurdle for the Blues in their quest to make it to Europe’s elite competition next season.