Mark Lawrenson predicts who will win between Chelsea and Tottenham

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Mark Lawrenson
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Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has shared his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s match against Chelsea this afternoon.

Spurs come into the match high on confidence following the 2-0 win against Manchester City which was followed by the comfortable 4-0 victory over Ludogorets on Thursday evening in the Europa League.

Jose Mourinho returns to his former employers with the opportunity to go back to the top of the Premier League table after Liverpool could only muster a draw against Brighton yesterday following a late equaliser from the Seagulls.

Spurs will be looking to avenge the double victory which Frank Lampard’s side inflicted on them last season to secure a place in the top four and lucrative Champions League qualification.

Lawrenson believes that Chelsea’s attacking threat will be too much for Tottenham with the North Londoners suffering yet another frustrating visit to Stamford Bridge to prolong their poor record at the venue.

He told BBC Sport: “Spurs put on a Jose Mourinho masterclass when they beat Manchester City last weekend.

“It was a great performance and they are playing well, but I do feel with Tottenham that they have to score first for that gameplan to be successful.

Chelsea always seem to get a lot of goals – they are the highest scorers in the Premier League this season – and I am not so sure Spurs will keep them out.

“Lawro’s prediction: 2-1.”

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