Frank Lampard opens up about Tottenham ahead of Chelsea clash

The former Chelsea midfielder discusses Tottenham's progress under Mauricio Pochettino

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino Photo: Screen grab

Frank Lampard has warned Chelsea that the FA Cup represents Tottenham Hotspur’s best chance of silverware this season.

Spurs are in second place in the Premier League table and four points behind current Premier League leaders Chelsea with six games to go.

The north London side have won 4-0 against Bournemouth and Watford in their last two Premier League games at White Hart Lane.

Chelsea, on the other hand, lost 2-0 to bitter rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League last weekend.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have the best attacking and defensive record in the top-flight campaign.

Tottenham are looking to win the FA Cup for the first time since 1991 and cap their progress under Argentinian coach Pochettino.

Speaking to BBC Sport about Tottenham’s progress over the past couple of seasons, former Chelsea midfielder Lampard said: “As the table suggests, Chelsea are the only team who have played better than Tottenham this season, and there are definite similarities between them. Both teams are well drilled and very well coached.

“Both have total trust in their systems, which is something their managers have to take credit for. If I had analysed Tottenham a few years ago, I would have said ‘good players, and they might have a good cup run – but they are not going to win the league’.

“Now, with the players they have got and the way they are playing, they have elevated themselves into a situation where they are contenders. It means they need to win trophies. That is pressure, but it is a good kind of pressure.

“In their situation, they have to look at what can they win so they have something to show for this season – and the FA Cup is still their best chance of silverware.”

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Tottenham are in second place in the Premier League table and four points behind Chelsea, although Antonio Conte’s side have the easier run-in.

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