Chelsea vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League team news, line-ups and more today

Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of a huge London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham at Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel’s side have already beaten Spurs three times so far this season, scoring seven goals and keeping three clean sheets in the process. But Chelsea have struggled of late as their title ambitions have slipped away. They now sit 13 points off Manchester City as securing a top four place becomes a more realistic target.

Meanwhile, Spurs are unbeaten in nine Premier League games under Antonio Conte and are now in a superb position to qualify for next season’s Champions League. A win this afternoon would take them into the top four – and victory at Stamford Bridge would also see Tottenham move just five points behind Chelsea with four games in hand.

But history sides with Chelsea. Spurs have only beaten their London rivals once at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League – a win which came in April 2018 as a Dele Alli brace saw them clinch a 3-1 victory. In all competitions, Tottenham have not scored against Chelsea in any of their last five meetings, ensuring they will be extremely motivated this afternoon as a win significantly closes the gap between the two sides. Follow all the team news and match action as Chelsea host Tottenham below, after the conclusion of Crystal Palace vs Liverpool:

Crystal Palace 1 – 2 Liverpool

67 mins: Patrick Vieira makes his first Crystal Palace change. Eberechi Eze comes on to replace the goalscorer Odsonne Edouard. Liverpool are trying to take the sting out of the game but Crystal Palace are playing well. They’re aggressive and winning the battles in midfield.

Tottenham arrive at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea clash


Crystal Palace 1 – 2 Liverpool

64 mins: Mitchell floats a free kick into the Liverpool box and Mateta chests it down to Schlupp. He’s forced out wide by Matip where Liverpool recover the ball.

Crystal Palace 1 – 2 Liverpool

61 mins: Conor Gallagher and Will Hughes have both picked up yellow cards for Crystal Palace. Andy Robertson sends a Liverpool throw in into the box but Hughes beats Jota in the air and heads it clear.

Alexander-Arnold recovers the ball from Palace’s clearance and attempts to pick out Firmino in the box. The Brazilian flicks the ball on but knocks it straight to Guaita in goal.

Crystal Palace 1 – 2 Liverpool

58 mins: Crystal Palace have deserved that goal. They ended the first half as the better team and have picked up where they left off. Jurgen Klopp goes to the bench and replaces Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with Takumi Minamino. The Reds need to half Palace’s momentum. There’s a great atmossphere around the ground now, the home fans believe that Palace can get something out of this game.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 1 – 2 Liverpool (Edouard, 55’)⚽️

55 mins: Hope for Crystal Palace! This is a brilliant goal from the home team. Liverpool play with a high line as Jeffrey Schlupp brings the ball into their half. He threads the ball through the defence and picks out the run of Jean-Philippe Mateta who gets in behind Virgil van Dijk. He brings the ball into the box, draws in Alisson and then squares it to Odsonne Edouard for the simplest of tap ins.

Crystal Palace 0 – 2 Liverpool

54 mins: Diogo Jota brings the ball into the box from the right and slots it back to Jordan Henderson. The Liverpool captain shoots from just outside the box but sees his effort blocked.

GOAL! Leicester 1-0 Brighton⚽️

The deadlock has been broken at the King Power stadium as Leicester City take the lead immediately after the restart. Patson Daka turning rebounded shots from James Maddison and Harvey Barnes into the open goal at the back post.

Crystal Palace 0 – 2 Liverpool

51 mins: Palace have another chance to score as a cross comes into the Liverpool box. There’s a scramble and Jeffrey Schlupp backheels the ball towards goal but Alisson drops low to keep it out.

Alexander-Arnold then swings a free kick into the Eagles’ area but can’t pick out a teammate and the home side head the ball away.

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