Arsenal legend, Ian Wright has backed Tottenham to follow the same blueprint that they used against Manchester City when they travel to Stamford Bridge this weekend, defending deep and hitting Frank Lampard’s side on the counter-attack.
The London derby on Sunday is one of the biggest in recent memories, with both Tottenham and Chelsea having made very good starts to the campaign.
Tottenham currently sit at the summit of the league table but a win for the Blues would see them leapfrog Spurs and potentially go top of the table if Liverpool fail to get maximum points at Brighton tomorrow.
Wright admitted that it was difficult to separate the two London teams at the moment, although he guessed that the game would end in a draw.
Despite predicting a high-scoring draw, the former Arsenal man backed Mourinho to make his team difficult to break down once again and try to hurt Frank Lampard’s men on the break.
Wright added: “When you’re playing against teams like Manchester City or Arsenal or even Chelsea, who will try and come at you, why not do what Tottenham are doing? It’s very effective. If you don’t pick up Harry Kane and you’ve got runners behind.
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“Against City, they totally exposed them with the quality. The ball [Tanguy] Ndombele put in, Harry Kane’s great movement in front, Son [Heung-min] going beyond. I think that works for them.
“I’d be interested to see the Tottenham fans in there now because that works. ‘The way they are playing works and it looked pretty good against Manchester City the other day.”