By Dominic Toner
Paul Merson has predicted that Tottenham will beat Swansea when they travel to the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday night.
Spurs face Swansea for a Premier League clash and will be looking to keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea, who are now just seven points above them.
The north London club reignited the title chase with a 2-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday, while rivals Chelsea suffered a defeat at home to Crystal Palace.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are second in the league table and will hope to make up more ground on the Blues, who face Manchester City on Wednesday night.
Sky Sports pundit Merson has backed Spurs to overcome Swansea and tipped a 2-0 scoreline.
“I’m going to go with Tottenham,” Merson told Sky Sports. “It was a professional performance at Burnley. It was difficult at first but they turned it on.”
Spurs are mounting a late challenge for the title and have nine league games remaining to complete a remarkable turnaround.
They will be confident ahead of the Swansea clash after dispatching them 5-0 in the previous meeting this season at White Hart Lane.
Paul Clement’s side are fighting at the opposite end of the table to Spurs and are in danger of being relegated to the Championship.
The Swans are currently one point above the relegation places and will be disappointed after a goalless draw at home to Middlesbrough at the weekend.
In other Tottenham news, Gary Neville has delivered his verdict on the club’s title chances.