Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Chelsea v Tottenham
Mark Lawrenson looks ahead to Chelsea's clash with Tottenham on Saturday night
Mark Lawrenson is tipping Chelsea to continue their recent fine form by beating Tottenham 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday night.
The Blues head into the game having earned plenty of praise for their impressive performances in recent weeks and fresh from their 1-0 win over Middlesbrough.
The west London side have also had a free week to prepare for the game thanks to their lack of European football this term.
Tottenham, meanwhile, head into the game on the back of their disappointing 2-1 loss to Monaco in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
The Lilywhites were 3-2 winners over West Ham in the Premier League at White Hart Lane last weekend.
However, former Liverpool man Lawrenson is tipping Chelsea to secure the three points on Saturday night at Stamford Bridge.
Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “On form, it is hard not to go with Chelsea at the moment. They are top of the Premier League, and flying.
“In contrast, Tottenham are going through a dip, even if they did fight back to beat West Ham last time out.
“Spurs do not look the same at the back without Toby Alderweireld, who will miss this game through injury, and Harry Kane is still getting his sharpness back up front.
“As lots of people reading this will know, it is more than 26 years since Tottenham last won at Stamford Bridge. I think they will have to wait a bit longer to finally put that record to bed.”
Chelsea head into this weekend’s round of Premier League fixtures flying high at the top of the Premier League table.