By support

7th Jan, 2017 | 12:25pm

Sky Sports pundit delivers verdict on Tottenham title chances, states who needs to stay fit

By Harvey Byrne

Sky Sports pundit Andy Hinchcliffe has stated that he believes Tottenham are Chelsea’s “biggest threat” for the Premier League title.

However, he also believes that star forward Harry Kane must stay fit, as he feels Spurs don’t have a suitable replacement behind the 12 in 18 striker.

The north London side earned a hard-fought 2-0 victory over the Blues on Wednesday evening at White Hart Lane with Dele Alli strikes on either side of half time proving decisive.

The victory saw Spurs rise up to third place in the Premier League table and within seven points of the league leaders.

English giants Liverpool are currently separating the two London clubs in second, but former England international Hinchcliffe believes Tottenham are the best equipped to rival Chelsea for the title.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

“Harry Kane must stay fit because Tottenham don’t have a viable replacement for him,” Hinchcliffe told Sky Sports, as quoted by the Daily Star.

“Dele Alli is scoring goals but they need Kane doing that too.

“Tottenham’s structure is amazing. They’re a real joy to watch.

“They’re the biggest threat to Chelsea in the title race.”

Tottenham’s victory in midweek brought an end to a very impressive 13-match winning run for Antonio Conte’s side.

Spurs are currently enjoying a winning steak themselves and have won their previous five league fixtures.

Their next match will see them face Championship side Aston Villa on Sunday before taking on Tony Pulis’ West Brom side at White Hart Lane the following Saturday.

In other Tottenham news, Spurs are eyeing a swoop for this £30million-rated striker.