Premier League: Chelsea vs. Tottenham
Chelsea vs. Tottenham Live Stream: Premier League leaders Chelsea and fifth placed Tottenham Hotspur lock horns at White Hart Lane this afternoon in a game of major significance for both sides.
The Blues moved four points clear of Manchester United at the top of the EPL with a 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday, while the Spurs bounced back from last weekend’s FA Cup semi-final defeat to Portsmouth with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal in midweek. That gave Harry Redknapp’s side a huge boost in their quest for next season’s UEFA Champions League qualification.
The West Londoners are moving closer to winning their first league title since Jose Mourinho’s exit, but they must not slip up against Tottenham, as United will be ready to pounce. Chelsea has not won at White Hart Lane in the league for two seasons, but left winger Florent Malouda believes they will emerge triumphant this time.
Meanwhile, Ashley Cole will return for Carlo Ancelotti’s side after being sidelined for about two months because of an injured left ankle. However, the Italian tactician says the 29-year-old left-back will be on the bench. Cole got injured in February and needed surgery to repair his broken ankle. His return is also a big boost for England boss Fabio Capello ahead of the World Cup finals in South Africa.
The match kicks-off at 17:30 BST (12:30 p.m. ET).
UPDATE: Jermain Defoe and Gareth Bale both scored for Tottenham as the Spurs defeated Chelsea 2-1 to strengthen their chances of a first ever Champions League appearance.