Ian Wright replies when asked if Tottenham can beat Chelsea to the title

Ian Wright says Tottenham are fully capable of beating Chelsea to the Premier League title this season

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright Photo: Screengrab

Ian Wright says Tottenham cannot be written off in the race for the Premier League title this season after this weekend’s results.

Spurs closed the gap to leaders Chelsea down to seven points when they beat Burnley 2-0 at Turf Moor on Saturday, as the Blues slumped to a shock 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.

Tottenham are Chelsea’s closest challengers and could close the gap further if the Blues slip up in their crunch game against Manchester City on Wednesday night in west London.

Mauricio Pochettino is currently preparing his side for their Premier League trip to Swansea City as they look to keep up the pressure on Antonio Conte’s leaders.

And Arsenal legend Wright says it would be foolish to write Tottenham off despite Chelsea’s currently dominant position in the table.

Speaking on BT Sport’s Premier League Tonight show on Saturday, Wright said: “Off of the back of what we saw last season with Leicester, you can’t sit here and categorically say Tottenham can’t win it – of course they can.

“But this is where we find out about Chelsea.”

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Chelsea finished 10th and without a trophy last season, while Tottenham Hotspur challenged for the title but ended up third behind Leicester and Arsenal.

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