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22nd May, 2017 | 1:19pm

Thierry Henry gives verdict on Tottenham 2017-18 title chances, fans will be surprised

By Harvey Byrne

Arsenal great Thierry Henry has said that he would rank Tottenham “a bit higher” in the odds table to win the Premier League title in 2018.

The 2016-17 season has just finished with Spurs placing in second after a highly successful campaign.

However, the bookmakers are already looking ahead to next season and have brought out their odds for the next title winners after Chelsea’s victory.

Sky Bet currently have Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City as 9/4 favourites, while Chelsea and Manchester United trail with odds of 3/1 respectively.

Tottenham are then someway behind at 8/1, while Liverpool are priced at 11/1 with Arsenal having odds of 14/1.

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But, Sky pundit Henry has told that he would rank former rivals Spurs higher in their quest to win their first ever Premier League title.

“Their (Manchester City) financial power, Chelsea, Manchester United. They are the three teams that usually spend big and have the money to spend big in the market,” told Henry speaking on Monday morning’s Premier League Daily show on Sky Sports News when speaking about the three favourites to win next season’s title.

“The likes of Tottenham I would have put them a bit higher than that, Liverpool, and I don’t know why but people do not back-up my team, Arsenal, recently.

“But, I think I’d go with that. First and foremost Manchester City will be in the Champions League next year, Chelsea will be in the Champions League next year, Manchester United have the possibility to be in the Champions League pretty soon, but also I think their financial power does help a little bit.”

Tottenham fans will of course be surprised that Henry believes their club are in with a better chance of winning the title than the bookies due to Frenchman’s ties to fierce rivals Arsenal.

However, it is also hard not to believe this ever-progressive Spurs team can win the English top-flight in the near future and after a third and second placing their next step is first.

In other Tottenham news, Dermot Gallagher has given this Spurs verdict in Sunday’s win against Hull.

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