Pat Nevin identifies Chelsea points target ahead of Tottenham clash
By Emma Sanders
Pat Nevin has claimed that it would “not be that bad” for Chelsea if they were to only get two points from their games against Tottenham and Manchester City.
Chelsea moved to the top of the table on Sunday afternoon following their close 1-0 victory against Middlesbrough on Sunday afternoon and now sit just a point above Liverpool.
They take on Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Saturday before they travel to face Manchester City a week later and Nevin believes it would still be positive if Chelsea only manage to get two draws against their title rivals.
“Six points would be great and Antonio [Conte] will go for them but in the circumstances, two, there or four out of six would not be that bad,” said Nevin, as quoted by the Express.
“Spurs at home and Manchester City away will be interesting for every football fan.”
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Chelsea have now won six league games in a row and have not conceded a goal since they lost 3-0 at the Emirates against Arsenal so are certainly a team in form.
Spurs remain the only team unbeaten in England but Saturday’s dramatic victory against West Ham was their first victory in eight games and they go into the clash at Stamford Bridge on the back of a tough Champions League fixture against Monaco on Tuesday evening.
The Blues have already lost 2-1 to Liverpool this season, and with Jurgen Klopp’s side breathing closely down their necks in the league table, Chelsea will hope to record maximum points over their rivals in the next fortnight.
In other Chelsea news, Marcos Alonso has revealed why he believes they have an advantage over Tottenham.