Charlie Nicholas: This player will score for Tottenham against Chelsea

Charlie Nicholas is tipping Toby Alderweireld to help fire Tottenham to a 2-1 win over Chelsea tonight

Charlie Nicholas is tipping Toby Alderweireld to get on the scoresheet for Tottenham in Wednesday night’s crunch clash with Chelsea on Wednesday night.

The Lilywhites are preparing to host their bitter London rivals at White Hart Lane as they look to gain revenge on the Blues for their 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge last season.

Chelsea head into the game looking to preserve their brilliant run of form in the top flight in recent weeks. Antonio Conte’s men have won their last 13 games in the Premier League and are aiming to continue their fine form against Spurs.

The Blues are flying high at the top of the Premier League table and are currently five points clear of second-placed Liverpool heading into Wednesday’s showdown.

Nicholas is tipping defender Alderweireld to get on the score-sheet for Spurs, and is backing Tottenham to claim a 2-1 win over Chelsea.

The former Arsenal star told Sky Sports: “I think it’s two very evenly-matched sides. If I’m matching them up in terms of best players, there isn’t much in it with the form recently of Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen against Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas.

“Toby Alderweireld being back is a huge boost but I think the positions Spurs can win it are the wide areas. Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso have to do a hell of a lot of work and it’s going to be even harder with Danny Rose and Kyle Walker up against them.

“Conte’s system is perfect for David Luiz and Gary Cahill but I think Alli and Eriksen can exploit it with their runs beyond Kane.

“It would also be great for the league if Chelsea could be stopped. I’m an Arsenal man, as everybody knows, so backing Tottenham isn’t something that comes easily to me but I genuinely think they’ll get the win here.”

A footnote added: “Charlie predicts: 2-1 and Toby Alderweireld to score first.”

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