By Emma Sanders

Jonathan Woodgate claims Tottenham are still in the title race and can’t be written off just yet despite falling short of the pack following defeat against Chelsea.

Spurs lost 2-1 at Stamford Bridge last Saturday and are now seven points off Antonio Conte’s side at the top of the Premier League table.

However, Woodgate believes a number of factors make Spurs one of the favourites to win the league still and one of the reasons is because of their young talent as he hailed four players who are key to their play.

“They’re [Spurs] a hard team to beat. They have a fantastic manager down there and a young squad and 100% you cannot write Spurs off because they’ve got a young, hungry group of players,” said Woodgate, as quoted by Evening Standard.

“If you look at last season and how close they came. They’ve got leaders in that team, with the likes of Harry Kane, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld. Eric Dier is a young lad but he’s a leader too.”

Tottenham started the season in great form and were unbeaten in 12 matches before they were eventually undone by Chelsea but Pochettino’s side have struggled in recent weeks.

But they have picked up just one victory in their last 10 games in all competitions, drawing four in the Premier League and crashing out of the Champions League with a 2-1 defeat against Monaco.

Spurs currently sit in fifth place in the league table and are four points off their London rivals Arsenal in the final European spot.

Pochettino’s side have been hit with a number of injuries already this season and have had lengthy periods without Kane and Alderweireld among others.

The centre-back is back in full training and Tottenham will be hoping to see him return against Swansea at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

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