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Chelsea v Tottenham: Match preview

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Chelsea can fly up to seven clear of the current runner-up Liverpool this weekend against Tottenham.

Spurs will travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday to face Jose Mourinho's Blues while a number of their Premier League counterparts take part in the Fa Cup.

The north London club last recorded a victory at Stamford Bridge in February 1990 and face a tough task to break that curse tomorrow.

But with Kyle Walker and Younes Kaboul back in contention for tomorrow's huge clash, Chelsea will face a strong defence.

Tottenham have the best away record in the Premier League this season with 29 points claimed on their travels, and Emmanuel Adebayor has scored or assisted 11 goals in 12 Premier League appearances under current Spurs boss Tim Sherwood.

However, Mourinho has continued his unbeaten streak at Stamford Bridge this term as Chelsea have yet to beaten this season at home, winning 10 games and drawn three of those.

Spurs will have to stop the supply chain from Eden Hazard as only Wayne Rooney (19) has more assists in the Premier League than the Belgian star (18) since the start of the 2012-13 season.

Andre Schurrle's three goals against Fulham last week will also be a concern for Tottenham; the German has scored six goals in the eight top-flight games he has started for Chelsea.

A win for the north Londoners at Stamford Bridge would see Sherwood's mens closing the gap to three points behind their closest rivals Arsenal; who are surprisingly the team that Tottenham look most likely to catch instead of Liverpool to make top four.

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