Kick-off: 18.30 (live @ Sky Sport 3)
Angst and ambition will be entwined at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. For either Chelsea or Tottenham - perhaps even both - this fixture will be a bridge too far. Chelsea have no margin for error if they are to successfully defend the Premier League title, while visiting Spurs have little leeway in their pursuit of qualification for Europe's premier club competition. They would be improbable achievements. Chelsea have not topped the table for five months and were only fifth prior to their current run of seven wins in eight games; they also face trips to Old Trafford, where Manchester United are unbeaten this season, and a rejuvenated Everton. Tottenham must still visit Champions League rivals Manchester City and Liverpool, but it is their failure to beat relegation-threatened sides at home that has undermined them. One win in seven has left Spurs with a four-point deficit and vastly inferior goal difference to City. In their last 18 league games at Stamford Bridge, Spurs have lost 12 and drawn six, with their last victory coming in 1990. However, Chelsea have won just one of their last six in this fixture.