Mark Lawrenson predicts Tottenham v Chelsea, names two players who can make difference
By Will Butcher
Mark Lawrenson has backed Tottenham to secure a 2-1 win against Chelsea on Wednesday night at White Hart Lane.
The two high-flying London rivals go head to head in three days’ time in a Premier League clash that could throw the title race out into the open.
Speaking on the BBC website, Lawrenson believes Spurs will end Chelsea’s 13-game winning streak and named Dele Alli and Harry Kane as the two players to make a difference for Spurs.
“Tottenham were impressive at Watford and they seem to have found a momentum now with Harry Kane and Dele Alli finding form,” Lawrenson said.
“I have a feeling they will halt the Chelsea surge which has been so impressive.”
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Spurs secured a 4-1 away win against Watford on Sunday, with a brace coming from England internationals Kane and Alli.
Their 11th Premier League win of the season sees them climb the table into fourth position, after Man City lost to second placed Liverpool on Saturday.
Chelsea won the reverse fixture towards the end of November at Stamford Bridge, with goals from Victor Moses and Pedro cancelling out Christian Eriksen’s opener.
Kane has now scored 10 goals in 16 league and cup games for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, while midfield ace Alli has found the back of the net seven times in 23 games.
A win for Spurs could see them climb up to third if Arsenal fail to secure three points against Bournemouth on Tuesday night.
In other Tottenham news, Harry Kane can win the golden boot for a second consecutive time for this former ace.