English Premiership

Chelsea to beat Spurs due to Kane injury, says Wilkins

2018-03-27 09:19
Harry Kane (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins believes the absence of Harry Kane gives Antonio Conte’s side the advantage over Tottenham Hotspur ahead of Sunday’s London derby. 

Tottenham and England striker Kane will be out until next month after damaging ankle ligaments in the Premier League win over Bournemouth. 

Kane, who has scored 35 goals for Spurs this season, injured his right ankle in a collision with Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic. 

Chelsea are fifth in the Premier League table, five points behind fourth-place Tottenham, ahead of the London derby at Stamford Bridge. 

Wilkins told Sky Sports: "It's a must-win against Tottenham on Sunday, absolute must-win. Tottenham are without Kane, which gives Chelsea the edge. 

"Tottenham are in good form, I think Chelsea playing against Tottenham at Stamford Bridge will have the upper hand. 

"We have got to be on the front foot. We have to make sure Tottenham suffer. Therefore, I would play N'Golo Kante and Cesc Fabregas in midfield."

Kick-off is at 17:00 (SA time).

Read more on:    chelsea  |  english premiership  |  harry kane  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Sunday, 21 October 2018
Everton v Crystal Palace, Goodison Park 17:00
Monday, 22 October 2018
Arsenal v Leicester City, Emirates Stadium 21:00
Saturday, 27 October 2018
Liverpool v Cardiff City, Anfield 16:00
Fulham v AFC Bournemouth, Craven Cottage 16:00
Southampton v Newcastle United, St. Mary's Stadium 16:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Wolverhampton Wanderers, The American Express Community Stadium 16:00
Watford v Huddersfield Town, Vicarage Road Stadium 16:00
Leicester City v West Ham United, King Power Stadium 18:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2018/19 season?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.