Chelsea face a tough test at Wembley as they take on Tottenham
It was far from the ideal start for Antonio Conte as his side were beaten at home by Burnley. The Blues were undone by two Sam Vokes goals and a sensational strike from Stephen Ward, who celebrated by signing a new contract at the club just a day later. The champions must bounce back immediately but face one of their toughest assignments of the season against Spurs.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side will play their home games at Wembley Stadium this season, a ground at which they failed to secure a victory during their UEFA Champions League campaign but they will be full of confidence after beating Newcastle 2-0 at St James’ Park in their opening encounter.
Chelsea finished seven points ahead of their opponents last season to wrap up the Premier League title, but it’s the North London outfit who are the favourites and are priced around Evens to take all three points when the sides meet on August 20.
There are several different markets available for this match and brave punters might wish to take Spurs -1 on the match handicap given their current form. Chelsea’s strength in depth has become an issue, with Blues fans bemoaning the lack of incoming transfers this summer. New signing Alvaro Morata did at least get off the mark for his new club.
It’s a 4pm kick off at Wembley for this sensational clash, with Huddersfield’s first Premier League home game against Newcastle taking place earlier in the day. Other mouthwatering clashes taking place across the weekend include Manchester City hosting big spending Everton on August 21st and Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United travel to South Wales to take on Swansea.
Brighton face their first away trip of the campaign as they visit the King Power to take on former Premier League champions Leicester City whilst Crystal Palace will be aiming to bounce back from a disastrous start to the season when they visit Anfield.