Ex-Spurs boss insists Chelsea stand better chance of winning the league

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Former Tottenham boss, Tim Sherwood has claimed that Chelsea have a chance of winning the league title this season, adding that Spurs do not.

Before the start of the season, very few pundits were tipping Tottenham to even make the top four (BBC Sport).

However, Jose Mourinho’s men have made a bright start to the campaign and currently sit just two points off Liverpool in the top spot.

They are currently the top-scorers in the league and arguably have two of the most in-form players in the division in Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.

After an inconsistent start to the campaign, Chelsea have now started to put some wins together, with Frank Lampard appearing to have fixed their defensive woes for now.

Sherwood said last Saturday that he expects the league title to be contested between Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea, and gave the Lilywhites no chance of challenging.

Speaking to Premier League Productions (as relayed by The Express), the 51-year-old said: “It’s my firm belief that we’re watching the champions today, whichever game you’re going to watch.

“It’s either going to be Liverpool, Chelsea or Manchester City. That’s my opinion.

“I think Chelsea have got a squad now, I still think defensively they’re a little bit poor but I think they’ve got the firepower going forward to really challenge.

“Liverpool have obviously got defensive problems, with [Virgil] Van Dijk missing, that’s going to be crucial.

“All of a sudden Man City have got a defence that looks like a championship-winning defence.

“They need to get [Sergio] Aguero fit and a bit more firepower up there, then I’d give them a real chance as well. But I can’t see beyond these three teams.”

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There were a few pundits tipping Tottenham to challenge for the league on the back of our result at Old Trafford but many seem to have had second thoughts after our performances against Burnley and Brighton. I am actually more convinced after those two performances that we will be up there competing as we showed that we can get three points even when we are not at our best. I am quite happy for pundits to keep ignoring us and for us to slide under the radar for the moment.

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