The early kick off on a Saturday is normally a let down, but I think this one will be different.
It’s the second most fierce London derby in the Premier League and it’s rare that this game in particular doesn’t spark some controversy.
Their last meeting was in the FA cup semi-final where Juan Mata’s ‘Ghost Goal’ was the hot topic.
Now as they prepare to meet again, a lot has changed, will Andre Villas-Boas come back to haunt the blues?
I think he can and I think he will.
With the squad that Spurs have no has even more depth than last year and they have got rid of a lot of ‘deadwood’ as well.
Players like Dembele and Vertonghen have excelled in their roles this season and make Tottenham look a much more accomplished team.
“He’s almost unplayable when he’s on his game. He is a genuine world-class player.”
Gareth Bale was also today branded as world class by former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp and Bale hasn’t done that name tag any harm with the brilliant start he has made as well.
There is no doubt that Chelsea have also brought in some exciting players in the likes of Hazard, who is likely to trouble Tottenham.
This game is important for both teams, not just because of the local rivalry but because he can really set a foundation for the rest of their seasons.
Chelsea could maintain or even strengthen their four point lead at the top of the table and Tottenham can go within one point of their opponents with a victory.
The main incentive for Spurs to win this game comes from AVB. This man was treated horrifically by Chelsea, despite his lack or results.
He, more than anyone will want to prove to Roman Abramovich that he was wrong and that Villas-Boas does have what it takes to be a successful Premier League manager.
He has already got one over on Sir Alex Ferguson with an impressive victory two weeks ago, so can he do the same over Roberto DiMatteo, his former assistant at Stamford Bridge.
I Predict a narrow but comfortable victory for Spurs, they have masses of momentum going into this game with players such as Lennon and Bale performing well for their respected countries.