Wright-Phillips delivers Tottenham title verdict, explains Chelsea nerves
By Dominic Toner
Ex-Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips believes that his former side will be getting nervous in the Premier League title race if Tottenham keep up their strong form.
The 35-year-old won the league title during his time at Stamford Bridge in the 2005/06 season and the Blues are once again vying for the top flight crown.
Chelsea appeared to be on course for the club’s fifth Premier League title after adapting well to Antonio Cote’s style, but a recent blip has seen the door open for Spurs.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have won their last seven consecutive league matches and move just four points behind their London rivals.
Wright-Phillips believes that the title race is far for from over and feels Spurs can make it extremely nervous if they keep up their form.
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“In a Premier League race it’s never over until it’s over,” Wright-Phillips told 888 Sport. “At one stage it was an 11 point gap and now it’s down to four points, so that is nerve-wracking for the players.
“As we would say, it’s squeaky bum time. It could be that they’re on a downward spiral. As big as the characters are in that dressing room, I still think there will be a spell where they might get nervy if Tottenham keep going as they are.”
Spurs have managed to set-up a fascinating title race in the remaining six league games and will hope they can will their first ever Premier League crown.
They were edged out by Leicester last season, but are on a better points tally this time around.
Pochettino has managed to build a very strong squad at White Hart Lane and many neutrals want to see the north London club lift the title.
Spurs face a FA Cup semi-final clash against Chelsea on Saturday and the winners could hit a massive psychological blow to their opponents.
In other Tottenham news, Alan Shearer has raged on Twitter at the exclusion of the club’s ace from the PFA team of the year.