The rivalry between the two clubs mean these occasions are also big but, such has been the nature of their differing runs of form, the game takes on added significance in the battle to qualify for the Champions League.
Clearly, Chelsea aren’t exactly fighting for their lives on that front but a loss would make things interesting. With their title challenge collapsing and Thomas Tuchel struggling to rediscover a winning formula, Spurs could take advantage.
While Tuchel will take heart with how easily side beat Antonio Conte’s men in the Carabao Cup, Spurs’ dramatic win over Leicester City will surely give them confidence heading to Stamford Bridge.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Premier League meeting is scheduled for a 4.30pm GMT kick-off time on Sunday January 23, 2022.
Stamford Bridge in London will host it.
Where to watch Chelsea vs Tottenham
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the game through the Sky Go App.
LIVE coverage: Follow all of the action through Standard Sport’s LIVE match blog.
Chelsea vs Tottenham team news
Eric Dier is back in contention for Spurs, although Heung-min Son continues to miss out.
Chelsea have been given a major boost by the return of Trevoh Chalobah and Reece James to training – but neither will be ready to face Tottenham in Sunday’s crunch clash.
Both players have been out in recent weeks with hamstring problems, which has stretched Thomas Tuchel’s squad to the limit during their punishing schedule.
Chalobah is expected to be back in action after the upcoming mid-season break, while James is also closing in on a return.
But Tuchel will again be without Andreas Christensen for the Spurs game, while he continues to recover from a back injury.
The Chelsea manager refused to give too much away regarding James’ schedule when speaking on Friday, but admitted: “We have a time frame but we will not make it public because otherwise we will just get asked about the timescale.
Chelsea vs Tottenham prediction
It’s tough to look past just how easily Chelsea dispatched Tottenham in the Carabao Cup even in light of Spurs’ Premier League form under Conte.
Chelsea to win 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Chelsea wins: 76
Tottenham wins: 55