TOTTENHAM CAN DENT CHELSEA'S TITLE HOPES in CAPITAL CLASH
It’s another critical London derby at White Hart Lane this weekend as Tottenham welcome Premier League leaders Chelsea.
Spurs will be buoyed by Wednesday’s 2-1 win over bitter rivals Arsenal, as they look to chase down Manchester City in pursuit of that all-important fourth Champions League spot.
Harry Redknapp’s side have bounced back from the double disappointment of losing 3-1 away at Sunderland before being dumped out the FA Cup by crisis-club Portsmouth last Sunday.
Since Chelsea were dispatched from Europe by former manager Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan, they have looked in ruthless form as they stormed past Manchester United to the top of the Premier League and into the Cup final.
However, Tottenham’s home record has been superb ever since Redknapp took charge, and they are a decent bet at 10/3 with Coral to win the fixture.
The former West Ham and Pompey manager thinks that much is still to be decided as the season enters its final stages.
He said: "We’ll have a lot of tired players out there.
"It’s been a difficult week with 120 minutes at Wembley, then Arsenal and now the players have to go again.
"It was an unbelievable performance against Arsenal, to bounce back like that after Wembley.
"The work and the effort was amazing, more than I expected.
"I don’t think the title is all over yet but United need to beat City and we need to win to continue pushing for that fourth spot.
"It’s all to play for but they don’t come much tougher than Chelsea. They are the favourites for the title.
"They have a great squad of players and bags of ability, strength, pace, a tough side with a lot of ‘men’ in the team who are difficult to play against and difficult to beat.
He added: It’s an exciting end to the season."