Former Arsenal striker Lee Dixon has said that Chelsea have now overtaken Tottenham as London’s top club and has insisted that Spurs’ project is broken.
Tottenham find themselves in the 14th position in the Premier League table after a disastrous start to the campaign and Mauricio Pochettino’s future is said to be under threat (Daily Mail).
Frank Lampard, on the other hand, has done brilliantly to rejuvenate Chelsea and has managed to get their young squad playing without fear. The Blues currently find themselves level on points with second-placed Leicester.
Speaking about the excitement around Mauricio Pochettino’s project at Tottenham a few years ago, Dixon insisted that it has all but come to an end now.
Pochettino’s Spurs, who were predominately a young team three years ago, took the Premier League by storm and got people really excited about the potential in the team.
However, Dixon insisted that it was Lampard’s Chelsea that are the only club in London worth getting excited about at the moment.
Speaking on ‘The Season So Far’ (as relayed by Football.London), the ex-Arsenal man said, “Maybe two, three years ago the project that everybody was interested in was Tottenham, because of the new stadium coming up, because of this emerging Pochettino team that was going to take everything by storm.
“They perhaps should have won the league that year Leicester won it, but that was the project everyone was looking at and it had a name – ‘The Project’.
“This thing that Frank Lampard’s doing, this is a proper project. I think the Tottenham one’s broken, I really do. I don’t think that’s, with what’s going on at Tottenham, I think that’s done and dusted as far as that project’s concerned.”
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Dixon’s is completely correct in what he says. Tottenham had a young and exciting team a few years ago but have allowed their squad to age and get stale over the last few years. In the meantime, the likes of Leicester City and Chelsea have quietly acquired some top young players and overtaken Spurs in the process.
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