Gary Neville gives verdict on Tottenham title chances after Chelsea loss
By Will Butcher
Gary Neville believes Tottenham are yet to worry Chelsea at the top of the Premier League despite closing the gap by three points.
Spurs reduced the difference to just seven points after beating Burnley 2-0 at Turf Moor on Saturday, while Chelsea suffered a 2-1 defeat to Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace.
Talking to Sky Sports Premier League Daily Show on Monday, Neville claimed Spurs are missing duo Harry Kane and Kyle Walker, which will prevent them from making a late title charge.
“They’ve got a lot of young players,” Neville said. “I love the job Pochettino has done and the way that Spurs play. I’d love to see them push Chelsea, but can they?
“Spurs have little depth. Without Kane and Rose, they’re too far away from Chelsea. They have some tough games, so I think winning the title is out of their reach now.”
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Kane remains sidelined with an ankle injury, while left-back Rose continues to suffer with a knee injury that has kept him out of Pochettino’s side since January.
Spurs earned all three points on Saturday thanks to goals from Eric Dier and Son Heung-Min, which has pushed them to within seven points of Chelsea with eight games to go.
Spurs next face Swansea on Wednesday at the Liberty Stadium with the chance to reduce the deficit to four points at the top of the table.
Spurs will be hoping fourth-placed Man City can do them a favour on Wednesday night by beating Chelsea, as the title run-in begins to take shape.
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