Mauricio Pochettino states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino looks ahead to Tottenham's trip to Chelsea FC in the Premier League on Sunday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that he will set his Tottenham Hotspur team up to beat Chelsea FC in Sunday’s top-four showdown at Stamford Bridge.

The Lilywhites head into the game knowing that claiming all three points would give their hopes of finishing in the top four this season a significant boost.

Spurs are currently in fourth place in the Premier League table and on course to secure qualification for next season’s Champions League.

Chelsea FC, meanwhile, are currently fifth in the table and five points behind their bitter London rivals as they look to try and break back into the top four before the season is out.

Victory for the Blues on Sunday would blow the race for a top four finish wide open again to leave Chelsea FC just two points behind Spurs in the hunt for Champions League qualification.

And Pochettino has insisted that his team are relishing the prospect of such an important game at Stamford Bridge this weekend.

Speaking at a news conference on Friday, Pochettino said: “It’s always exciting because after two weeks we start to play again.

“Always it’s nice because we love to compete and, of course, it’s a massive game against Chelsea, such an important game.

“I’m happy that all the internationals are back and at a good level and now it’s about putting all at a similar level and to start to work to try to win the game.”

Chelsea FC won the Premier League title in Antonio Conte’s first season in charge at the club last season but they have struggled to find consistent form in the top flight this term.

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