Lawro: Chelsea will expose Tottenham’s shortcomings

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Dom Le Roy

BBC football ‘pundit’ Mark Lawrenson has predicted that Tottenham Hotspur will lose to Chelsea on New Year’s Day.

Lawrenson claims that will be exposed by the Premier League leaders due to the shortcomings in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.  It’s hardly surprising that he has gone against us with his predicition,  his record of predictions for this season have been less than impressive.

He told BBC Sport Online: “This is another tough game for Chelsea but I think they will pass the test at White Hart Lane.

Spurs have got shortcomings and I think they will be exposed by the leaders

“Tottenham have taken 10 points from their last four games but they were lucky to get away with a draw against Manchester United and I do not see them getting away with it against Jose Mourinho’s side.

“As a team, Spurs have got shortcomings and I think they will be exposed by the leaders.

“I look at manager Mauricio Pochettino when he was on the touchline and he looks frustrated. He knows he still has a lot to do there.

“It is a different story for Chelsea right now. After this game, they are only left with a trip to Arsenal in terms of really tough away games in the second half of the season – they have already been to Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool – and you just know Jose Mourinho will be aware of that and how it will affect the title race.

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  1. Another dude that predicted that we were going to lose against Burnley, Leicester and Man U. Just like Merson, he's so obsessed with Spurs falling flat on their faces that they have become blind to Arsenal and Liverpool's shortcomings. Don't be surprised if both have predicted that Liverppol or Arsenal is going to win the League Title come May.

  2. COYS! Come on you all the starting 11 spurs player who will play against Chelsea this Thurs evening, if u have GUTS come and play your best out to prove the critics wrong especially in the Squawka news, Paul Merson said that Chelsea is head and shoulders over Spurs and they will finish them in quick time. If they are tough, we must play tougher than them to thump them, don’t give up and don’t give any respect to the Chelsea players. To be frank, I felt that we have given them too much respect in the last game at Stamford Bridge. Look back at the Newcastle game which their players are not afraid to go forward and attack the Chelsea players throughout the game. They played their guts out on that game. Come on you MP and yr fellow Tottenham players if you are listening…you can do it and to DARE is to DO and this is our motto. We have to make sure we fight hard for each other over 90 mins….we have to treat this as a cup Final if we will to get anything out of this game.

  3. We have no chance we have looked like getting well beat by average teams and sadly they are a lot better than that.I go for 3.0 plus they do have a very good manager and I am not sure about our guy


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