Mark Lawrenson: This Tottenham duo are better than their Chelsea counterparts
By Harvey Byrne
BBC pundit Mark Lawreson has stated that he believes Tottenham wing-backs Danny Rose and Kyle Walker are better than Chelsea’s.
The north London side have recently switched to a 3-4-2-1 formation, similar to the one that Antonio Conte has adopted at the Blues.
The formation has brought great success to both sides with Chelsea at the top of the league, while Spurs have won three of their three matches following the tactical switch.
Of these Tottenham victories includes a 2-0 win over Chelsea and when comparing the two sides on Saturday morning’s Football Focus, Lawrenson suggested that Walker and Rose were better wing-backs than Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso.
“The two wing-backs are better than the two Chelsea wing-backs,” stated Lawrenson on the BBC One football programme, as Martin Keown was explaining the success of the Spurs formation.
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Walker and Rose have been in great form this season both going forward and defensively.
The Spurs duo have nine assists and two goals in 42 appearances between them this season, while also helping their side maintain the best defensive record in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Alonso and Moses have five goals and three assists in 39 appearances in total, while their defence have conceded just one more goal than Spurs’ has.
Both sides are clearly blessed in the wing-back positions and they will now be battling each other for the Premier League title with four points currently separating the pair at the top.
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