Chelsea are sixth in current Premier League standings but could leapfrog Manchester United and Arsenal in fifth and fourth place respectively if they win tonight and score enough goals.
Following the London club’s recent cup defeat, Maurizio Sarri has stated he was disappointed for his players.
Moreover, the Chelsea manager asked fans of the outfit to show more support for the squad.
Sarri said: “I was disappointed for my players. Only for my players.
“But I think I can understand the fans, of course. I can understand, because they are used to winning.
“Now we have a difficult moment, but I’d like to see more support for my players, not for me.”
Tottenham are currently third in the Premier League with 60 points.
Ahead of this evening’s clash, manager Mauricio Pochettino has declared facing Chelsea will be “tough” but expressed excitement for the forthcoming derby.
He stated: “We are going to play a very good team with an amazing squad and players, capable to play and of course I don’t think they are going to be tired or in a different way.
“It’s going to be a tough game and they are going to be good because it’s a derby and in front of their fans.
“For sure it’s such an important game for them too.”
How to watch Chelsea vs Tottenham
Chelsea will host Tottenham at Stamford Bridge tonight with kick-off taking place at 8pm.
BT Sport 1 (Sky 413, Sky HD 867, BT TV 408) will broadcast the game with coverage starting at 7.15pm.
BT Sport will also be showing the match on desktop computers or laptops via the company’s own site.
The BT Sport enhanced video player is available online.
But EE mobile customers will be able to stream the game for free thanks to a subscription plan announced by the network.
BT said: “To say thanks for being with us, here’s a special sporting treat for our pay monthly mobile and tablet customers: three months’ free BT Sport on your EE phone and connected tablet.
“Just text SPORT to 150, register for a BT ID then download the BT Sport app and get watching!
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You can visit the EE website for more information on the BT Sports offer.