David Bentley makes ominous title prediction about Tottenham and Chelsea

David Bentley warns Chelsea that Tottenham are ready to capitalise on any mistakes in the title race

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David Bentley has warned Chelsea that Tottenham are ready to capitalise on any mistakes from the Blues in the Premier League title race.

Chelsea slumped to a surprise 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon as they suffered a shock blow to their title hopes.

Tottenham were able to quickly capitalise as they secured a 2-0 win at Burnley to close the gap to the leaders down to seven points with nine games left to play.

Speaking before Saturday’s round of fixtures, Bentley was still refusing to rule Tottenham out of the title race.

And the former Spurs midfielder’s comments should serve as a warning to Chelsea, who he feels could be set to endure a slump in form at some point.

Speaking to 888sport before Saturday’s games, Bentley said: “Spurs will still believe. Chelsea can go four games without winning and there are still ten games left so that’s thirty points.

“It’s still possible there could be a 10-point swing.”

Chelsea will look to return to winning ways and get their title bid back on track when they host Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

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Tottenham, meanwhile, travel to Swansea as they look to keep the pressure up on the Blues.

Read the full 888sport interview with David Bentley, including his thoughts on why it’s time for Wenger to leave.
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