Last season’s top two in the Premier League do battle at Wembley on Sunday in a fixture that could decide the early pace-setters in England’s top division. Chelsea’s problems in pre-season have been well-documented, with Antonio Conte only getting some of the players that he feels are required for his side to both defend their trophy and be competitive in the Champions League after a season without European football.
To make matters worse, it appears certain that Diego Costa will not feature for the champions again; having been told by Conte that he is surplus to requirements, he is at home in Brazil getting fined, and demanding a move to Atletico Madrid, his former side. The Blues could have desperately done with his cutting-edge last Saturday when they lost at home to Burnley on opening day, despite Alvaro Morata scoring on his debut. Any injury to Morata, then, would leave them dangerously short in all competitions, with Michy Batshuayi yet to fully convince at the top-level.
Tottenham Hotspur, meanwhile, are playing their first ever Premier League match at Wembley – the English national stadium – as it is their home for the campaign due to the work being done at White Hart Lane for their new stadium. They struggled there in Europe last year when playing their Champions League fixtures, so much has been made of Mauricio Pochettino’s ability to have his side challenge for the league title as they have done for the past two years. They began unconvincingly at Newcastle United last Sunday, eventually winning 2-0 after Jonjo Shelvey was dismissed for the hosts.
Tipbet have a plethora of football odds to choose from on their website, including season bets in what could be a fascinating scrap for the title. For the game at Wembley, they have 84 markets and Spurs, given their winning start, are 2.10 to get three points. Chelsea are offered at 3.65, though will be without Cesc Fabregas and Gary Cahill after they were sent off against Burnley; while both teams scoring (1.70) is considered likely.