Frank Lampard delivers verdict on Tottenham title challenge
By Emma Sanders
Frank Lampard claims Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City will be the teams to challenge Chelsea for the Premier League title but he does not regard Tottenham as a contender.
The former Chelsea midfielder claimed Manchester City are “in a good position” to win the Premier League and Liverpool have been “very good to watch this year.”
He also identified Arsenal as a potential title-winning side and believes it will be those four challenging for the top spot, but Tottenham will not be in the running.
“I fancy Chelsea strongly now. [Manchester] City are in a decent position,” Lampard told Sky Sports.
“And there are teams with quality for sure – City, I think Liverpool are very good to watch this year, and Arsenal.”
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Chelsea currently hold a six-point lead over Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table and look in a commanding position going into the new year.
Diego Costa is the league’s top goal-scorer, netting 13 goals and grabbing five assists in 17 games and alongside Eden Hazard and Pedro, Chelsea’s attack have been in great form.
Since the 3-0 defeat against Arsenal, Chelsea changed to a back three and they have conceded just two goals in their last 11 league games, remaining unbeaten since that defeat at the Emirates in September.
Liverpool dropped points against West Ham and Bournemouth to slip away slightly but alongside City, they are still in a firm position to challenge for the title.
Arsenal didn’t pick up a single point last week after suffering defeats against Manchester City and Everton and are now just one point ahead of Tottenham in fourth place.
Spurs started the Premier League season in great fashion, remaining unbeaten until November but have had to settle for four draws in their last 10 league fixtures after a dip in form.
In other Tottenham news, Mauricio Pochettino still believes his side can challenge Chelsea.