"I expect us to play deep and on the counter, and we need Drogba to hold the ball up for us." They do however point out that old man Drogba played against Wigan on the weekend, was rubbish and is likely to be a bit knackered for this game.
"Our centre midfield is piss poor. Romeu, Mikel, Ramires, Meireles, Lampard. Compared to a few years ago when we had Makelele, Ballack, a 28 year old Lampard and the train that was Essien. Especially compared to their likely midfield tomorrow of Sandro, Modric, Parker and Bale."
On John Terry's impending racism charges - "He scored against Burnley after the alleged affair. Scored against Arsenal after the QPR game. He'll score tomorrow. I'm putting on a bet."
"We have strikers that aren't scoring (Sturridge the exception) and a defence that looks like conceding in every game. We have to face facts, at the moment Spuds are better than us and at home so they are favourites. This is going to get real messy now, real messy."
Chelsea Fan Forum Predictions: Spurs Win 50%, Draw 20%, Chelsea Win 30%
None of the last 11 meetings between Tottenham and Chelsea in the league have ended as an away win.
After winning none of their previous 17 league games against Chelsea at home (D6 L11), Spurs are unbeaten in the last five (W3 D2).
In his last seven league appearances against Spurs, Didier Drogba has alternated between scoring and not finding the net. Having not made the scoresheet last time out, he is due a goal if that run continues.
Five of the last six red cards in matches between Chelsea and Spurs have been shown at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham have seen more opponents sent off than any other Premier League team this season (four).
Only Man United (three) have conceded fewer away goals than Chelsea (seven) in the Premier League this season.
Emmanuel Adebayor has scored only one goal in eight Premier League appearances against Chelsea.
Tottenham are the only team with a 100% record in London derbies this season, while Chelsea are the only capital club yet to pick up a point in a local derby.
Since the start of 2009-10, Tottenham have taken more points in London derbies than any other side, 37, one more than Chelsea.
Lennon Out, Defoe, Bale and King are doubts and Adebayor didn't train on Wednesday due to a sore foot. Kaboul is however available following his suspension. We need the pace of Bale. I think we'll struggle if we end up with the same team we did against Sunderland. Especially if it's Pav leading the line... Walker needs some defensive backup from Sandro and Parker with Lennon out, and especially with whatever player is played on the right not being a right sided midfielder and disappearing. It's a shame we have no cover for Azza. On the right VDV can't be bothered, Modric is wasted out there, Kranjcar is tosh on the right, Dos Santos is tosh all over.
The other option we have is playing a 5-3-1-1 with BAE and Walker as wingbacks. That still gives us options down the wings, and a lot of steel down the middle. Difficult team to pick, but I've gone for this:
Walker Kaboul Gallas King(if fit)/Bassong BAE
Parker Modric Bale(if fit)/Sandro
Ade, then Defoe, then Harry himself then Pav.
To the tune of the Addams family... The mother is a stealer, the father is a dealer, the son's a racist cheater, the Terry family, do do be do click click.
p.s. Parker to get his first goal for us against his old club.... COYS!!!
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