Date: 2nd May 2016 at 10:30am
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Spurs need a win away at the Bridge on Monday night to keep the pressure on Leicester. A loss and the title dream is over and Chelsea will undoubtedly be out to spoil the party for their London based rivals.

With the gap now seven points between themselves and Leicester, Spurs will need a miracle to be crowned champions. Their draw at home to West Brom last time out all but ended their hopes of a title-winning season.

They come into this game without Dele Alli, who has been suspended for lashing out in their last Premier League fixture. Alli has been a pivotal member of the team, scoring ten goals and creating 55 chances for his team this term.

Chelsea; on the other hand, have nothing to play for, but they have been in better form as of late, showing their class in a 4-1 win last time out.

Eden Hazard scored his first goals of the season against Bournemouth last time out and the young Belgian will hope to extend this good run of form.

Chelsea’s home form at the Bridge has been woeful compared to previous seasons, with seven draws and five losses already, but form goes out the window on derby day so Spurs will be in for a very tough night.

Team News:

Chelsea have improved in recent weeks but continue to have a defending crisis. John Terry and Gary Cahill are both slight doubts ahead of this Monday night fixture, but may be forced to play due to lack of alternatives.

Fellow centre-half Kurt Zouma is still out with a serious knee injury and will not play again until next season.

Striker Loic Remy is still suffering from a groin strain and is unlikely to be risked for this fixture.

Spurs will have to play the remainder of the season without star midfielder Alli. The youngster has been banned until next term for a punch during his side’s previous game against West Brom.

Eric Dier is also a doubt after suffering from concussion last time out. The decision to play the defensive midfielder will not come lightly for Tottenham’s medical staff.

League Positions: Chelsea– 9th (47 pts); Tottenham – 2nd (69 pts)
Form: Chelsea – DDWLLW; Tottenham – WWDWWD
Previous Meeting: Tottenham 0-0 Chelsea – November 29, 2015; Premier League
Key Players: Chelsea – Eden Hazard; Tottenham – Harry Kane
Shoot Says: Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

 
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