Redknapp ranks the Tottenham team against Chelsea, identifies two best players in England
By Harvey Byrne
Harry Redknapp believes that Tottenham have the best starting eleven in the Premier League, stating it is better than rivals and top of the league Chelsea.
The former Spurs boss was full of praise for his old side and believes the club is well balanced, while identifying Danny Rose and Kyle Walker as the best two players for their positions in England.
Chelsea are currently sat at the top of the Premier League table, seven points clear of Spurs.
However, Mauricio Pochettino’s side battled to a 2-0 victory over the club at White Hart Lane earlier this month and Redknapp believes the Spurs eleven is superior to everyone else in the top flight.
“Man for man I wouldn’t swap Tottenham for any other team,” told Redknapp to Betsafe’s YouTube channel.
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“Their first eleven for me, is a better first eleven than Chelsea’s. Pochettino has done a great job there and they’ve just got everything. They’re so well balanced when you look at the team.
“They’ve been playing with three at the back and I’ve been saying all along that’s how I would use that team because Rose and Walker are the best two attacking full-backs in the country. They’re fantastic wing-backs, they bomb forward all day, they’re strong at the back. The three centre halves and with Dier slotting in at the back alongside the two Belgium boys they’ve got an incredible three there.
“Then in midfield with Dembele, Wanyama, Dier, Dele Alli, Eriksen, Kane. It’s just an amazing team in my opinion and man for man I think it’s the strongest team in the division.”
Redknapp earned qualification to the Champions League with Tottenham in the 2010-11 campaign after finishing in fourth place in the previous league season.
It was an achievement which was not met again until the north London club finished in third place last season.
They suffered an early exit from the elite competition via the group stages this campaign, but they will now turn their attentions to mounting a claim for the Premier League title.
The club’s last league trophy came in 1961, but with the likes of Hugo Lloris, Toby Alderweireld, Dele Alli and Harry Kane in their side many believe they are close to wining the league once again after 56 years.
In other Tottenham news, Sol Campbell has given his verdict on Spurs’ title chances.