Jamie Redknapp: Why Tottenham can end Chelsea’s top-four hopes
Jamie Redknapp believes Chelsea won't catch Spurs if Tottenham win next Sunday's London derby
Jamie Redknapp says Tottenham Hotspur can end Chelsea’s hopes of a top-four finish.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are 10 points ahead of the defending Premier League champions following an impressive 4-1 victory over West Ham United at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
Chelsea made a much-needed return to winning ways at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon after Diego Costa’s goal sealed a close-fought 1-0 win against Norwich City.
The Blues are still in 15th place and 12 points behind fourth-placed Arsenal ahead of their trip across London to Tottenham next weekend.
And Redknapp believes Spurs, who are a point behind Arsenal in fifth place, can compound Jose Mourinho’s misery at The Lane.
Redknapp told Sky Sports: “Next week against Chelsea will be a big game for them against and if they win, they’ll go 13 points ahead of them [Chelsea] and that almost puts Chelsea to bed in terms of getting into the top four.
“So I just think at the moment, they should set realistic standards but they don’t get in the top four every year here, its not happened for many years. They’ve got to try and get into the top four, establish themselves as a top four club again if they can do that then it’s great.”
Tottenham are unbeaten in 12 Premier League games since a 1-0 loss to Manchester United on the opening day of the season.
Spurs were memorable 5-3 winners against Chelsea at White Hart Lane on New Year’s Day last season.