Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has shared his score prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s match against Chelsea tomorrow afternoon.
Tottenham head into the fixture on the back of two disappointing results following the international break.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were brought back down to earth by Crystal Palace last weekend and were once again short of any creativity during Thursday’s 2-2 draw against Rennes in the UEFA Conference League group stage opener.
Lawrenson believes that Tottenham’s poor run of form will continue against their rivals in North London with Chelsea having too much quality both in defence and attack to run into any trouble.
He told BBC Sport: “I would say Chelsea are the best team I have seen in the Premier League so far this season,”
“Not just in the games where they have played well and won, but also in terms of winning when they don’t.
“I am not sure any of the other teams who have got a chance of the title are in that mode yet.”
He added when pressed for a prediction: “Tottenham were so disappointing in their defeat to Crystal Palace last week, and I can’t look past Chelsea here.
“They are solid enough to keep Spurs out, and obviously carry a massive threat at the other end of the pitch.
“Lawro’s prediction: 1-2”
Tottenham’s injury problems have been mounting and the feel-good factor which was among some supporters prior to the international break has turned into frustration following two sub-standard performances that fans witnessed on a regular basis under Jose Mourinho.
The lack of a creative spark within the side is a huge concern, Kane’s ability to drop deep and look to play Son hin behind the defence is also lacking with the South Korean currently sidelined.
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