Redknapp: This is the game that could define the PL title race for Tottenham (not Arsenal or United)
By Matt Farr
Jamie Redknapp believes Chelsea’s clash with Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday could be massive for Tottenham’s Premier League title hopes.
Chelsea boast arguably the more favourable fixture list on paper over the remaining five matches this season, including ties against struggling Middlesbrough and Sunderland.
Tottenham, meanwhile, must go up against Premier League heavyweights Arsenal and Manchester United among others, but Redknapp insists that the key to the title race does not necessarily lie directly in Tottenham’s path.
Speaking live on Sky Sports 1’s coverage of Tottenham’s win over Crystal Palace on Wednesday, Redknapp highlighted Chelsea’s upcoming trip to Everton as the match that could see a late twist in the title race.
He said: “Sunday, Everton. Everton have got brilliant home form. Ross Barkley, [Romelu] Lukaku, they’ve got players that can cause problems.
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“You can, of course, see with the way they are playing Chelsea going there and grinding out a result, but that is an extremely tough game, make no mistake about it.
“I’m looking at that one as a big game on Sunday.”
Tottenham did themselves a huge favour with their late 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, but they could well need five wins out of five to stand any chance of winning the league title this season.
They have been in impressive form of late, having recorded eight consecutive wins, although they are still four points adrift of their rivals in the race for the title.
Chelsea, on the other hand, have two defeats from their last five league games, and could open the door to Tottenham if they drop points against Everton on Sunday.
Everton currently sit seventh in the Premier League table, and have been in good form under Ronald Koeman this season.
They have just two defeats from their last 10 league outings, and as Redknapp suggests, could prove tricky customers for Chelsea at Goodison Park, where they are undefeated in eight league matches.
In other Tottenham news, fans have delivered their verdicts on Kyle Walker’s display in the win over Crystal Palace.