Tottenham Hotspur host Chelsea in the long-awaited return of Mauricio Pochettino to North London on Monday night in a highly anticipated encounter.
Chelsea on the other hand were in action in midweek as they beat Blackburn Rovers to seal a spot in the next round of the EFL Cup.
A Joel Ward own goal and a Heung-min Son goal grabbed all three points for the Lilywhites as Jordan Ayew’s volley proved no more than a consolation at Selhurst Park.
Tottenham’s last game was a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace to keep their place at the top of the league table with Arsenal’s loss over the weekend only keep the spot safe for them.
Chelsea’s recent clashes with London rivals have seen them without a win after throwing away a two goal lead against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge and suffering a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Brentford’s Ethan Pinnock and Bryan Mbuemo.
A defeat to Chelsea would see the home side lose their first place slot on the League standings after Manchester City’s 6-1 dominance over Bournemouth.
Chelsea have the upper hand in their last five matches against Tottenham with three wins, a draw and one defeat to Spurs and the Blues have proved to always upset the top teams in this season’s League campaign.
Ange Postecoglou could write his name in the Premier League history books with a win against the Blues and sit alongside Frank Clark and Mauricio Sarri as the third manager to stage an unbeaten run after their first 11 Premier League matches.
The match is scheduled for 8:00 pm Kickoff.