Sky Sports football pundit Gary Neville has had his say on who he thinks will finish higher in the Premier League this season between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.
The former Manchester United defender believes that Mauricio Pochettino’s side will finish fourth in the league this season, condemning Chelsea to a place outside of the top four.
While Tottenham will enjoy their third successive Champions League campaign this season and testing ourselves against Europe’s elite clubs, Chelsea will be likely playing in places such as Azerbaijan on a cold Thursday night.
Despite not spending any money in the summer transfer window, I wouldn’t be happy with a fourth-place finish this season, otherwise, you may as well just compare us to Arsenal who did exactly that for years and now find themselves also in the Europa League. We want to be pushing for the title and winning trophies.
Neville told Sky Sports and quoted by Football.London: “I think Tottenham, over a period of two or three years, have been consistent enough and still retained all their best players for us to show a level of belief for us to think they should be in the top four again.
“They’ve won our trust, they’ve performed season in and season out, it’s a brilliant performance by Mauricio Pochettino there with no budget, no budget.
“We said last year would they finish in the top four, with the Champions League, the Wembley factor, now we’re saying it again, having to change stadiums again, not signing any players, players coming back late from the World Cup – it’s a big challenge, but one thing he has is great spirit, great work ethic, a good team and they perform year in year out.
“This is the most consistent and best Tottenham team by an absolute street that we’ve seen in my lifetime, an absolute street They’re a joy really, the players keep coming and doing it again and again and they overcame these challenges last season.”
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