Paul Merson states his prediction for Tottenham v Chelsea
Paul Merson looks ahead to Tottenham's clash with Chelsea at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night
Paul Merson is tipping Tottenham to hold Chelsea to a 1-1 draw in the Premier League at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night.
The Blues head into the game looking to continue their fine form in the top flight after Antonio Conte’s men beat Stoke City 4-2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon to make it 13 wins in a row in the Premier League.
The west London side have firmly established themselves as the favourites to win the Premier League title this season after their brilliant form under new boss Conte.
Tottenham, meanwhile, have also been in good firm and were 4-1 winners at Watford on New Year’s Day as Spurs look to break back into the top four this season.
Former Arsenal star Merson is expecting to see a very entertaining game at White Hart Lane and is tipping Spurs to take a point off Chelsea in the title race.
Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Merson said: “Chelsea are looking to break the Premier League record for consecutive wins in this match, but I don’t think they’ll do it because this is a really hard game.
“I watched Chelsea’s game against Stoke for Soccer Saturday and they have weaknesses.
“Despite the record, I think Antonio Conte will look at the next two fixtures away at Spurs and Leicester and he’d take four points.
“That would make them major, major favourites to win the Premier League. Remember, it can still change very quickly.
“If they lose at Spurs, then Liverpool will probably cut the gap to three points, which is nothing with 18 games to go. This will be a very good game and I think it will be a draw.”
Chelsea finished 10th and without a trophy last season.