Charlie Nicholas on who will win between Spurs and Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Sky Sports football pundit Charlie Nicholas has shared his score prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s match against Chelsea.

Tottenham have won three of their last five Premier League games against Chelsea, as many victories as in the previous 20 league meetings (D9, L8).

Jose Mourinho will face his former employers for the first time as Spurs head coach and let the media know in no uncertain terms where his loyalty lies when he said he is 100 percent Tottenham (Daily Mail).

Dele Alli has scored five goals in his last four Premier League meetings against Chelsea and will be looking to continue his recent run of form. Against no side has he scored more goals in the competition.

A win for Spurs would see them overtake their rivals into fourth place in the Premier League table on goal difference.

Nicholas has predicted it will be a case of both sides playing out a goalscoring draw in North London.

He told Sky Sports: “It is another cracker. The match is the ‘Special One’ against the intriguing one, or the potential one.

“Frank Lampard has done a great job thus far but Chelsea have been up and down as we expected. Inconsistency is a thing, but this will be the case with whatever he is trying to achieve until they establish themselves a bit more. This will take a while, perhaps a season-and-a-half with these players.

“Jose Mourinho is ruthless and that is the agenda for Tottenham right now. They are still in the Champions League but they are just wanting to win games in general – this was the reason Mourinho was brought in. If they try to force the game, Chelsea could pick them off. and Lampard will be curious as to test Tottenham’s defence. With Willian, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount you have lots of energy and lots of ways to exploit out wide, but I cannot separate them.

“Prediction: 2-2.”

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