Jamie Carragher warns Chelsea: This could be Tottenham’s season
Ex-Liverpool midfielder insists Tottenham Hotspur are capable of winning the Premier League title
Jamie Carragher has warned Chelsea that Tottenham Hotspur could finally deliver in the title race this season.
The north London side started the weekend in second place in the Premier League table and seven points adrift of current leaders Chelsea.
Chelsea host Hull City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday as they look to take another step towards the title.
Tottenham were 4-0 winners against West Bromwich Albion last weekend thanks to Harry Kane’s impressive hat-trick against the Baggies.
Spurs became the first Premier League team to beat Chelsea in 14 games earlier this month after a 2-0 victory over Antonio Conte’s men at White Hart Lane.
Dele Alli scored either side of half-time to momentarily halt the Chelsea juggernaut with half of the 2016-17 season to go.
Former Liverpool defender Carragher believes Tottenham can challenge for the Premier League title until the end of the season, providing Kane stays fit.
“What matters to Tottenham is for that group to do it at White Hart Lane. Chelsea are going to be difficult to peg back but I am in no doubt that they can win the league this year,” Carragher told The Daily Mail.
Carragher added: “The only thing that could possibly hold them back was if Kane was to suffer another injury — they failed to win in six weeks when he was sidelined at the beginning of the season — but if he stays fit, the opportunity is there.
“This might be the season when Tottenham finally deliver.”
Tottenham finished in third place in the Premier League table last season and 11 points behind eventual champions Leicester City.
Spurs signed five players in the summer transfer window as Pochettino looked to close the gap on their rivals.