Key battles: Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur

Chelsea and Spurs are looking to finish in the top four. Photo: PA

Chelsea and Tottenham meet at Stamford Bridge tomorrow night as the battle for the Premier League top four nears a conclusion.

Victory for the Blues would all-but secure the 2012 Champions League winners a return to the tournament ahead of next week's Europa League final, while a Spurs triumph would take them above north London rivals Arsenal with two games to play.

Here, we look at the key contests.

FERNANDO TORRES v MICHAEL DAWSON

A first Premier League goal of 2013 - his most recent was against Aston Villa on December 23 - would be timely for Torres, who has found form in the Europa League with five goals in five games.

Dawson has impressed since electing to stay and fight for his place under Andre Villas-Boas and will be tasked with shackling the Spaniard.

TORRES STATS

Goals: 7 (including one penalty) Assists: 9 Shots on target: 36 Shots off target: 19 Pass completion rate: 77 per cent

DAWSON STATS

Tackles won: 41 Tackles lost: 10 Defensive clearances: 32 Defensive blocks: 12 Fouls conceded: 12

CESAR AZPILICUETA v GARETH BALE

Spain right-back Azpilicueta has the unenviable task of trying to keep Welsh wing wizard Bale quiet.

The Professional Footballers' Association and Football Writers' Player of the Year has a knack of being in the right place at the right time and has been imperious in Spurs' bid for the top four this term.

Azpilicueta must have one of his best nights in Blue.

AZPILICUETA STATS

Assists: 6 Crosses: 60 Tackles won: 81 Tackles lost: 28 Fouls conceded: 19

BALE STATS

Goals: 20 Assists: 8 Shots on target: 88 Shots off target: 51 Crosses: 112

FRANK LAMPARD v TOM HUDDLESTONE

Lampard is chasing his club record-equalling 202nd Chelsea goal in what could be his final few weeks as a Blues player - his contract expires this summer and his fate could be determined by the new manager - and will be keen to reach the mark against Spurs.

Huddlestone, whose passing can dictate tempo, will also have a key defensive role.

LAMPARD STATS

Goals: 13 (5 penalties) Assists: 1 Shots on target: 41 Shots off target: 24 Pass completion rate: 84 per cent

HUDDLESTONE STATS

Assists: 4 Pass completion: 80 per cent Tackles won: 25 Tackles lost: 9 Fouls conceded: 8