One of the most important fixtures of matchweek 13 of the Premier League 2016-17 remains the one between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. The two giants of English league, who have shared a good rivalry over the years, get set to clash swords on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.
At the moment, Antonio Conte's Chelsea lead the points table in the English league following nine wins, two losses and a draw from 12 games. Spurs, meanwhile, believe it or not, is the only team in the English league so far this season not to lose any fixture. With six wins and six draws, it is currently fifth in the table.
The question that arises now is whether Spurs will suffer its first PL defeat of the season on Saturday. Chelsea is second, behind Liverpool, in the list of the highest goal scorers among the 20 PL clubs this season with 27, while Mauricio Pochettino's side has the least number of goals conceded — eight of them — among all teams this season so far.
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"Tomorrow (Saturday) will be very tough against a strong opponent," Conte said at the pre-match conference on Friday. "Tottenham have a great manager, talented players, very young, and I think they are improving. We have to pay great attention to them.
"Tottenham can create great difficulty for any team in this league, and can fight until the end to win the title."
As for Spurs, it is all about relishing the prospect of meeting the league leaders on Saturday. "It's a good challenge for us to go and to play in that moment," said Pochettino. "They [Chelsea] are in very good form, they have a great manager that I know very well and they have great players too.
"For them, they are not involved in the cups now, they have time for training and to develop their philosophy and I think, not only in England but in Europe, they are a team on form today."
Chelsea vs Tottenham is set to kick off at 11 pm IST [5:30 pm GMT, 12:30 pm EST] on November 26, 2016.
Where to watch live
India: TV - Star Sports Select HD 1. Live streaming - unavailable.
UK: TV - BT Sport 1. Live streaming - BT Sport Live.
USA: TV - NBC Sports Network. Live streaming - NBC Live.
Live streaming (subscription based) - Chelsea TV.
Live score - EPL twitter.