Ian Wright reveals the main reason why he would back Spurs over Chelsea in title race

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Ian Wright initially suggested that Chelsea have a better chance than Tottenham of winning the Premier League title, only to change his mind and go with Spurs after considering the Jose Mourinho factor.

Chelsea’s clash against Spurs on Sunday was seen as an acid test of both sides’ title aspirations and a draw was certainly not a disaster for either team.

With Liverpool also dropping two points away at Brighton on Saturday, the point took Tottenham back to the top of the table, with Chelsea remaining just two points below the North Londoners.

When asked who among the two London clubs are more likely to win the title, Wright initially suggested that it was the Blues given the options they had at their disposal.

The former Arsenal striker Premier League Productions (as relayed by The Express): “I’d probably say… it is tough because if you lose a [Harry] Kane or a [Heung-min] Son it’s going to cause you a problem, just like if Chelsea lose a [Timo] Werner or a [N’Golo] Kante, it depends, it really does depend.

“It’s a tough question. If I had to choose somebody, I would probably at the moment say Chelsea.

“Not just because of my Arsenal affinity, but I just feel that they just might have a little bit more at the moment.”

Paul Ince also agreed with Wright’s assessment and claimed that Chelsea’ strength in depth gives them the edge.

Ince said: “Yeah I’d say, Chelsea. I think when you look at what they’ve got to come back in, [Christian] Pulisic not playing, he’s been injured for a while, [Kai] Havertz has been out the last couple of weeks, defensively they look sound.

“I think they have got more of a stronger bench to come off the bench and make an impact.”

However, Wright then changed his mind and declared that having Mourinho at the helm, who has been there and done it before, gives Spurs an advantage.

He added: “But then they’ve got Mourinho as the manager at Tottenham.

“Do you know what? I’m probably going to change my mind and go with Tottenham. I think so, yeah.”

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