King of the Stats: All the digits on Chelsea’s visit to the Lane
Table-topping Chelsea make the trip to a part of north London they have struggled of late and with Tottenham bang in form under guidance of Blues reject, Andre Villas Boas, many will envisage their bubble bursting here.
A Spurs win is priced at 6/4, making them slight favourites, yet we’ve dug up some interesting facts that suggest they might not have it all their own way at White Hart Lane.
20 – the number of Premier League London derbies Spurs are unbeaten in at White Hart Lane, 13 of which they have won.
1 – the number of derbies AVB has won in his managerial career in six attempts, with only one producing more than 2.5 goals; 10/11 says this game will yield fewer.
12 – the amount of times in the past 17 renewals which both sides have found the back of the net, six of them finishing 2-1; back either team to win by this scoreline at 10/1.
8 – Frank Lampard’s goals in London derbies in the past four seasons, though only one was scored against Spurs; he’s 10/3 to score any time in this one.
6 – the number of league clashes Chelsea have failed to win at White Hart Lane, 50 per cent of which have ended in stalemate.
1 – Spurs’ number of Premier League clean sheets this term; they have kept just one in their last 10 at home against Roberto Di Matteo’s men too. They’re 5/2 to make it two here.
4 – the number of games William Gallas has played against old club Chelsea in Spurs colours – he’s yet to be on the winning side, losing three; a Chelsea win here is 13/8.
3 – Jermain Defoe has bagged in each of his last three league games against west London outfits though has only ever scored one goal against Chelsea in his Spurs career; he’s 13/2 joint-favourite to add to his four goals this season by breaking the deadlock in this one.
All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date