Go go gadget left foot
So, today. A big day. Tottenham Hotspur host Chelsea at White Hart Lane, and if either team wins...ugh. It's going to be bad. WOO WOO, here comes the hyperbole train, next stop is you. One of these teams will become legitimate title contenders with a win, while the loser will have their top four credentials questioned until they beat another big team.
Tottenham are definitely without Aaron Lennon. Ledley King and Gareth Bale both have about a 50-50 shot to play, though I wouldn't expect to see either of them start. Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe are both slight doubts, but it would be surprising if one of the two did not start and if both of them were not in the 18-man team. Chelsea are missing David Luiz due to a knee injury, but otherwise have a relatively clean bill of health. Their only long-term injury worry is Michael Essien. We are, of course, still without Tom Huddlestone and Michael Dawson.
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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Chelsea
Game Date/Time: Thursday, Dec. 22, 3:00 p.m. ET, 8:00 p.m. local
Venue: White Hart Lane, London, England
Television: ESPN2 (USA - English), ESPN Deportes (USA - Spanish), Sky Sports 1 (UK), TSN2 (Canada)
Online: ESPN3 (USA)
I do not currently see a listing for Canada, which is quite surprising. If you live in Canada, check your guide. Sportsnet World is the most likely carrier, TSN2 is worth a look as well It's on TSN2 in Canada!. We'll have a match thread up 30 minutes before kickoff.