Chris Hughton considers Tottenham Hotspur as favourites to finish above Chelsea in the Premier League table.
Jose Mourinho’s side spurned the opportunity prior to Christmas to go above his former employers into fourth place on goal difference after suffering a 2-0 defeat to their London rivals at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Spurs fluffed their lines once more when they dropped points at Carrow Road following a 2-2 draw against Norwich City coupled with Chelsea’s late win against Arsenal yesterday has meant that the Blues have opened up a five point advantage.
Jose Mourinho inherited a twelve point deficit between both sides when he was appointed as the club’s new head coach late last month.
Mauricio Pochettino guided Spurs to four successive top four finishes but a poor start to the season has left the Portuguese with somewhat of an uphill task if the North London club are to dine at European football’s top table for another campaign.
“I think they [Spurs] probably are (favourites) at this moment,” Hughton told Sky Sports Premier League whilst acting as a pundit during the live television coverage of Norwich v Spurs on 28/12/19 from 20:00 as quoted by Football.London.
“What they have got, they’re obviously on a very good run, disappointment today and again they felt they should have won before the game.
“But I think in regard to the squad that they’ve got, Eriksen coming back in, Alli on good form, and when you’ve got somebody like Harry Kane who you know is always going to score goals, then at this moment I would still see them as favourites.
“The ones behind, I look at Wolves who I think have been outstanding, so have Sheffield United, but they’re probably going into territory that they’re not used to.
“Chelsea can be brilliant on one day and also brilliant on another, but not win. I think they’ve (Tottenham) got back that consistency, but they’ll have to keep that going, because I think they’ll be hard pushed.”
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