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4th Jan, 2017 | 6:15pm

Rodney Marsh predicts Tottenham v Chelsea, backs 23-year-old to score

By Harvey Byrne

Rodney Marsh believes that Tottenham will be held to a draw in Wednesday evening’s Premier League encounter against Chelsea.

Spurs are preparing to welcome Antonio Conte’s league leaders to White Hart Lane in the London derby.

It is a clash which sees two of the best defences in the Premier League face each other, but former England international Marsh has tipped a score draw.

Additionally, he has also backed 23-year-old Spurs forward Harry Kane to score first in the encounter.

Tottenham are going into the encounter in good form with four wins from their last four matches, which has also brought a return of 13 goals.

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However, they are going up against a Chelsea side who have won their last 13 league matches and currently sit five points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a game in hand.

A draw for Spurs will see them remain in fifth, while moving away from Manchester United in sixth.

However, a surprise victory for Mauricio Pochettino’s team will see them leapfrog fierce rivals Arsenal and Manchester City and move into third on goal difference.

The north London side just have to overcome their recent poor record against the Blues, which has seen just one Tottenham victory in their last 15 games.

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