Charlie Nicholas predicts Tottenham v Chelsea
By Dominic Toner
Charlie Nicholas has predicted that Tottenham will end Chelsea’s winning run in the Premier League and gain a valuable three points.
Spurs host London rivals Chelsea on Wednesday night and the visitors have won their last 13 consecutive Premier League games, meaning they will set a division record if they win at White Hart Lane.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have also been in good form recently and have won their last four league games and will move up to third in the table with a victory against leaders Chelsea.
Sky Sports pundit Nicholas expects Spurs to win, despite supporting their north London rivals Arsenal.
“I’m an Arsenal man, as everybody knows, so backing Tottenham isn’t something that comes easily to me but I genuinely think they’ll get the win here,” Nicholas said, as quoted by the Sky Sports website.
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Nicholas has tipped Spurs to win 2-1 and backed defender Toby Alderweireld to score the first goal.
Spurs have already lost against Chelsea this season as they were narrowly defeated 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in November.
Pochettino’s side are in much better form this time and have won their last two matches with 4-1 scoreless against Watford and Southampton respectively.
The two London rivals played out a dramatic match last season, with Eden Hazard’s equalising goal handing Leicester the Premier League title.
Spurs will be hoping that their in-form players Dele Alli and Harry Kane can help secure revenge against Chelsea, with the pair scoring eight goals between them in the last three games.
In other Tottenham news, Jamie Carragher has delivered a fascinating mid-season appraisal of the club.