Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur EPL Tips 12/22/2019
Sunday, December 22, 2019
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Harry Kane and Tottenham Hotspur (7-5-5, 5th in EPL) host Chelsea (9-2-6, 4th in EPL) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday, December 22, 2019. The goalkeepers expected to start are Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea and Paulo Gazzaniga for Tottenham Hotspur. The Pensioners are at at +177 while Tottenham are priced at +154. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Chelsea steps onto the field holding a record of 9 wins, 2 draws, and 6 defeats which puts them at 4th in EPL. During the year thus far, they have converted a total of 31 goals which has them at 4th in the league. Their goal differential is +6, which puts them at 5th in the league. Concerning shots on target, they have a total of 106 which has them at 3rd in the league. As a group, Chelsea currently has a total of 152 fouls which means they have an average of 8.9 fouls per contest. They have a total of 29 points for the year and they have an average crowd of 40,557.
Tammy Abraham is one of the players to keep an eye on for the Blues. The forward from England has appeared in 127 games in the time he has played soccer and has played 9,578 minutes. During that time, the 21-year-old has scored 64 goals and has assisted on 10 goals. For his career he is averaging 75.4 minutes per game. Abraham has been a starter in 107 games and has racked up 102 fouls over the course of that period. In terms of shots on target, Abraham has a total of 137 which ranks him 70th out of active players and 41st among forwards. Mason Mount is another scorer to keep an eye on for the squad from Chelsea. The 20-year-old from England has tallied 22 goals in his career which has him ranked 128th out of all players still active in the EPL. He has totaled 6,628 minutes in his career which has him ranked 96th among active midfielders and averages 81.8 minutes per appearance which has him ranked 63rd in the EPL. Over the course of his pro soccer career, he has earned 66 shots on target which has him ranked 68th among active midfielders.
The man in net for the Blues is Kepa Arrizabalaga from Spain. He has played a total of 14,705 minutes in net in his career. Arrizabalaga has given up 1.19 goals per 90 minutes in his career which has him sitting 13th out of all active goalies. Over the course of his career, he's allowed 194 goals. He has a career save % of .705 which has him sitting 18th out of all active goalies.
Tottenham Hotspur will be on the other side of the pitch and for the 2019 season they have 7 victories, 5 draws, and 5 losses. Regarding goal differential, they currently sit 4th in the league with +8. They have a total of 31 goals for the season. Tottenham Hotspur has a save % as a team of .753 which has them ranked 3rd in the league, meaning scoring chances may be limited. They have an average attendance of 59,459 which is good for 4th in the league.
One of the toughest players to defend for the Spurs is Harry Kane. The 26 year-old has delivered 148 balls into the back of the net over the course of his pro soccer career. He is 45th among active forwards in assists with 19 and has connected on 384 shots on target. He has played a total of 19,085 mins and averages 76.3 minutes per appearance. Another one of the great players on this team is Lucas Moura. The forward from Brazil has connected on 48 goals over the course of his career which puts him at 40th among active forwards. He also has a total of 151 fouls.
In goal for the Spurs is Paulo Gazzaniga who has had an marginal career by giving up 1.24 goals per 90 mins and that places him 17th in the league. In the 7,810 minutes he's been on the field as a goaltender in his career, he's surrendered 108 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .723 which has him sitting 8th among all goalkeepers still active in the league.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tottenham Hotspur (+154)
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