Jose Mourinho comes up against another former team

2019/20 Premier League

Round 18

21-22 December 2019

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho will come up against another of his former teams when Spurs host London rivals Chelsea on Sunday 22 December 2019, kick-off at 18:30.

The match is one of nine spread over 21-22 December in the 18th round of the current Premier League season, with Liverpool’s match away to West Ham United postponed due to the former’s participation in the FIFA Club World Cup.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard

Spurs’ last match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ended in an emphatic 5-0 win over Burnley earlier this month, featuring a brace from Harry Kane and a spectacular solo goal from Son Heung-Min, who will again be a key player for the Lilywhites.

Manager Jose Mourinho has made a strong impact at Spurs and is enjoying life with the club: "Result, goals, happiness with the fans, happiness in the team [...] I'm really, really happy.”

Chelsea have suffered a wobble in form of late, with their last two away matches in the Premier League bringing losses at the hands of Manchester City and Everton.

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Manager Frank Lampard says he still has complete faith in the youngsters at the club, insisting that inconsistency is just a part of the journey as the team learns their path. “I think you can be defined as an individual and as a group by success and what success looks like,” said Lampard, who will nonetheless demand a passionate showing from his charges.

Tottenham attacker Dele Alli

In head-to-head stats, Tottenham and Chelsea have met in 146 previous matches. The Blues have claimed 63 wins compared to 48 for Spurs, while 35 games have been drawn.

The teams’ two Premier League clashes last season both produced home wins: Tottenham triumphed 3-1 at Wembley Stadium in November 2018, while the return game at Stamford Bridge was won 2-0 by the Blues in February 2019.

Tottenham v Chelsea – Head-to-Head

Matches played 146
Spurs wins 48
Chelsea wins 63
Draws 35

Premier League fixtures, 21-22 December

Saturday 21 December
West Ham United v Liverpool – Postponed
14:30: Everton v Arsenal
17:00: Bournemouth v Burnley
17:00: Aston Villa v Southampton
17:00: Brighton & Hove Albion v Sheffield United
17:00: Newcastle United v Crystal Palace
17:00: Norwich City v Wolverhampton Wanderers
19:30: Manchester City v Leicester City

Sunday 22 December
16:00: Watford v Manchester United
18:30: Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea

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Published: 12/18/2019