Paul Merson reveals his prediction for Chelsea FC v Tottenham
Paul Merson reveals his prediction for Chelsea FC's home clash with Tottenham this week
Paul Merson believes that Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur are poised to play out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
The Blues head into the game fresh from the disappointment of their penalty shootout loss to Manchester City in the League Cup final on Sunday afternoon at Wembley.
Maurizio Sarri’s men missed the chance to win their first trophy under the Italian boss despite producing a solid display against the defending Premier League champions.
Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to get back to winning ways after the disappointment of their 2-1 loss to Burnley in the top flight on Saturday afternoon.
And former Arsenal star Merson believes that the two London sides are set to share the spoils when they do battle at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Merson said: “Well, the pressure is off Tottenham now so they’ll be like the Harlem Globetrotters again. I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about them, where they get into a position to make things happen, and it doesn’t happen!
“This is not a fluke, this is quite worrying now if you’re a Tottenham fan. At half-time against Wolves in December, if you’re a Spurs fan you’re thinking: ‘We are right in this title race.’ 1-0 at half-time and cruising. They then get well beat.
“People were telling me: ‘They’re tired, they’re jaded,’ but they were 3-0 up against Cardiff in 26 minutes three days later. They then claw themselves back into the title race, go to Burnley knowing a win puts real pressure on, and they never look like winning it.
“I’ll go for a draw, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Tottenham won it after Chelsea’s hard work on Sunday.”
Chelsea FC currently find themselves in sixth place in the Premier League table as they look to try and secure Champions League qualification in Sarri’s first season in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are third after their disappointing defeat by Burnley at the weekend.