Sol Campbell delivers verdict on Tottenham title chances
By Harvey Byrne
Former Tottenham defender Sol Campbell believes his old club are in with a chance of competing for the Premier League title this season.
The now 42-year-old is not thought of too fondly by the Spurs faithful after completing a move to fierce rivals Arsenal after letting his contract run down in 2001.
But, the former Premier League centre-back feels that Tottenham are in with a good chance of staking a claim for the top flight title, highlighting the club’s solid spine.
“I think so,” started Campbell on Sky Sports’ Thursday morning Premier League Daily show when asked if Spurs could challenge Chelsea for the title.
“They’re playing some really good football, they’re solid at the back and have a fantastic midfield and Harry’s (Kane) banging in the goals. They just seem solid from top to bottom.
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“For me there are still four or five teams involved, anyone could have a great run. It just takes a couple of draws and the teams below you to win at the same time and all of a sudden they’re all bunched up together again and then the pressure is really on.
“I think if Chelsea go all the way for maybe their next 10 games then they probably will win it, but I think Tottenham now have a fantastic chance this year because they’re strong and they have probably learned from last season just narrowly missing out. They definitely have a chance this year.”
Tottenham are currently sat in second place after six wins from their last six league matches.
Of those victories includes a vital 2-0 win over league leaders Chelsea, moving Mauricio Pochettino’s side within seven points of the Blues.
However, the trailing pack is also close behind with Liverpool in third due to goal difference, while Arsenal and Manchester City trail one and three points behind Spurs respectively.
Tottenham’s next match comes in the form of fifth placed City, with Pep Guardiola’s side suffering a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Everton in their last league meeting.
They will be looking for a positive reaction, but when the two sides met earlier in the season at White Hart Lane Spurs picked up all three points in a 2-0 victory.
In other Tottenham news, Gary Cahill names this victory over Spurs as his most satisfactory win.