class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Having beaten Arsenal with a youthful line-up, Al Hain-Cole expects Tuchel's reinforced team to prove too strong for a Spurs side missing Kane
Chelsea will be hoping to round off their pre-season preparations with a win when they welcome Tottenham to Stamford Bridge in Wednesday’s Mind Series clash.
The Blues have enjoyed a positive summer so far, beating Bournemouth before overcoming Arsenal last time out.
Chelsea vs Tottenham latest odds
With a European Super Cup coming up next, Chelsea are 7/10 (1.70) favourites with bet365 to record another morale-boosting friendly win over Premier League opposition.
Nuno Espirito Santo has overseen victories over Colchester and MK Dons since the 1-1 draw with Leyton Orient in his first match in charge, and Tottenham are available at 16/5 (4.20) to make a strong statement by coming out on top here.
Two of the last three encounters between this duo have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 14/5 (3.80) on them cancelling each other out in this one.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
N/A The 5th Stand App/Chelseafc.com/Spurs TV
The game is not being shown live in the United Kingdom (UK). The 5th Stand App, Chelseafc.com and Spurs TV will be streaming the game live online.
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Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Emerson, Jorginho and Mason Mount have returned to training this week following their involvement in the Euro 2020 final, while Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Ethan Ampadu and Cesar Azpilicueta will also be hoping for their first run-outs of pre-season.
Harry Kane’s status is up in the air after he reportedly failed to return to training as he seeks a move away, although Giovani Lo Celso and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could be available after rejoining the squad.
Chelsea vs Tottenham preview
Although they may have got a couple of wins under their belts without Kane this summer, his continued absence has started to cast a dark cloud over Spurs’ pre-season preparations.
It is certainly not an ideal backdrop for this high-profile warm-up clash against their local rivals, who come into the game in high spirits after lifting the Champions League last season and with all the talk of big incoming transfers rather than outgoing.
Even without any arrivals, Thomas Tuchel’s almost full-strength squad should have enough quality to overcome a weakened Tottenham – particularly given their victory over Arsenal just days ago without many first-team players.
Chelsea vs Tottenham tips & predictions
Indeed, those 7/10 (1.70) odds seem like solid value on the hosts heading into their upcoming European Super League clash on the back of a third successive pre-season win.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.