Spurs head into the game after a very bright start to the season which saw them smash Southampton 4-1 on the opening weekend.
Chelsea also picked up a win, but their 1-0 victory over Everton was far less convincing than that of Spurs’.
So, whilst Chelsea finished about Tottenham last campaign, there is a feeling Antonio Conte could have the ability to make Spurs into one of the top two/three teams in England.
One of the main ways Conte plans to do this is by scoring plenty of goals. The Lilywhites are one of the highest scorers in the Premier League this year and Conte has vowed to continue that form this season:
“The stats speak very clearly and in every team that I trained, we were always the first or the second best attacking team. My football is attacking football,” he said. “Our idea is to score one more goal than the other, for sure. I know that to win something important, to lift trophies, you need to have a good balance offensively and defensively.
“Usually the ones who lift trophies don’t concede a lot of goals, usually they have the best defence. For me, in this year to score so many goals it’s ok, it’s ok, because it shows that my team, my players understood what I want, to score with many players is important. At the same time to have players like Sonny and Harry, now also Richy, it’s important because you know at the end of the season they are going to score many, many goals and they are vital for a team.
“At the same time, it’s important to involve all the team in our attacking football and we do this and we want to continue to do this, to continue the football I implemented eight months ago.”