Thierry Henry issues warning to Chelsea about Tottenham

Thierry Henry examines Chelsea's upcoming games as the Blues look to match Arsenal's record of 14 straight victories

Thierry Henry has warned Chelsea that Tottenham Hotspur will prove to be stern opposition when the Blues make the trip to White Hart Lane on 4 January.

The west London side recorded their 11th successive Premier League victory on Saturday afternoon following Diego Costa’s first-half header in a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Chelsea have managed to establish a significant lead in the title race following setbacks for Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City in recent weeks to allow Antonio Conte’s side to move clear.

The Italian’s players managed to equal Chelsea’s best-ever winning run of 11 games thanks to their triumph at Palace but the Blues are three victories shy of Arsenal’s record of 14.

Chelsea will host Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day before Stoke City make the trip to west London on New Year’s Eve before their short trip across London to Tottenham on 4 January.

Speaking on Sky Sports after Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat by Manchester City on Sunday, Henry examined Chelsea’s upcoming run in the Premier League.

“They will especially miss Costa. But I think they’ll be just fine against Bournemouth. I like the way Conte sets up his team. They don’t concede, and when you don’t concede you always have a chance to win the game.

“Away at Tottenham will be a difficult one for them. Nothing is easy in this league. But what I see when I see Chelsea is a team. It looks like a team who can be champions.”

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