Former England striker, Emile Heskey, has implied that the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea have a better chance of mounting a title challenge next season than his former club Leicester City.
Leicester have had an impressive season so far and are looking likely to seal Champions League qualification, should the campaign be played out as normal.
Brendan Rodgers’ side kept pace with Liverpool and Manchester City for the first few months before the Reds pulled away at the top.
Spurs, on the other hand, have had an extremely poor campaign and currently sit twelve points off the Foxes.
Jose Mourinho’s men had failed to win any of their last six games before the coronavirus shutdown and find themselves languishing in eighth place.
However, Heskey insisted that Tottenham are better placed than Leicester to challenge for the title next season, even if his former club manages to hold onto their top stars.
Speaking to Genting Bet, he said: “Even if Leicester keep the core of the team together this summer, it is too soon to say that they can challenge for the Premier League next season.
“They’ve done very well with the position they are in the league at this moment in time but realistically, are the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham going to have just as bad of a season next year as they have had this year? Probably not.
“So, I think challenging for the league is a bit too soon but you never know, as Brendan has come in and worked wonders.”
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I believe it is likely to be a two-horse race for the title yet again next season between Liverpool and Manchester City as none of the other teams, including Spurs, are capable of closing the gap in just one transfer window. Mourinho is certainly going to need a couple of years if he is going to convert this team into title contenders.
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