Chelsea vs Tottenham: how to watch live, stream link, team news

Chelsea and Tottenham face off in a huge London derby at Stamford Bridge on Thursday as both teams need a win to boost their European hopes.

Remember when these bitter rivals met earlier this season? Spurs were down to nine men in the first half and Chelsea eventually won 4-1 late on, after Tottenham had threatened to win in a classic against all odds.


Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea drop to sixth place and if they win this match on their own, they will be just three points behind sixth-placed Manchester United with four games to go. Chelsea are such a strange team their 2-2 draw at Aston Villa she summed it up perfectly in this transitional season under Poch. They created numerous chances but were 2-0 down at half time, but came back brilliantly in the second half to make it 2-2 and they should have won the game late on. It’s been a rollercoaster of a season for the Blues, but finishing sixth or seventh would be quite an achievement considering all their injuries.

Ange Postecoglou’s Tottenham have lost twice in a row, including the North London derby 3-2 at home to Arsenal last time. Spurs were 3-0 down at half-time despite playing well and although they came back and scored a few times later to make things interesting, there is a real lack of discipline in their play which is holding them back after their excellent season start. . They are now seven points behind Aston Villa in fourth place and despite having two games in hand against Villa, Spurs have to play all of Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City in their last five games.

How to watch Chelsea vs Tottenham live, stream link and start time

Kick-off: 2:30 PM ET Thursday (May 2)
TV channel: Peacock Premium
Online: Premier League on Peacock

Chelsea focus, team news

Chelsea’s injury problems have been absolutely insane all season and they have lost several more key players of late, with Enzo Fernandez, Malo Gusto and now Thiago Silva all going down. Pochettino has had to rotate his defensive unit throughout the season, but things have settled down nicely in midfield and attack in recent weeks, with Gallagher, Caicedo, Palmer, Jackson, Madueke and Mudryk impressing as a unit.

OUT: Enzo Fernandez (groin), Christopher Nkunku (thigh), Levi Colwill (foot), Reece James (thigh), Romeo Lavia (hamstring – season out), Wesley Fofana (torn ACL – out for season), Lesley Ugochukwu (hamstring), Malo Gusto (knee), Thiago Silva (hip), Carney Chukwuemeka (knee), Axel Disasi (knock) | Questionable: Ben Chilwell (knee), Raheem Sterling (back)

Tottenham focus, team news

Spurs have dropped Udogie at left-back, causing major problems in the way they play, while Timo Werner came off injured against Arsenal, so Brennan Johnson is likely to start out wide. Or Son could start on the left and play Richarlison through the middle. The midfield is also intriguing as Hojbjerg and Bentancur were preferred to Bissouma and Sarr for the NLD, but the latter duo impressed when they came on to start against Chelsea.

OUT: Destiny Udogie (thigh), Manor Solomon (knee), Ryan Sessegnon (thigh), Fraser Forster (foot), Timo Werner (hamstring), Ben Davies (calf)