Jamie Redknapp sends message to Tottenham about Chelsea
The former Spurs midfielder is urging Tottenham Hotspur to seize their chance to beat a Chelsea side lacking confidence on Sunday
Jamie Redknapp has encouraged Tottenham Hotspur to make the most of Chelsea’s lack of confidence and get their spell at Wembley off to a good start.
The Premier League champions will make the trip to the home of English football on Sunday afternoon in search of three points following a disastrous opening weekend.
Chelsea lost 3-2 to Burnley at Stamford Bridge as new club captain Gary Cahill and experienced Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas were both sent off in the season opener.
Tottenham, on the other hand, were 2-0 winners against 10-man Newcastle United thanks to goals from Dele Alli and Ben Davies at St James’ Park last weekend.
Spurs eased to a 2-0 victory over Chelsea in their last Premier League meeting thanks to Dele Alli’s brace at White Hart Lane back in January.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have relocated to Wembley for the current campaign as their new stadium is constructed in north London.
Former Tottenham midfielder Redknapp believes Spurs have a great chance to lay down a marker at Wembley against a Chelsea side devoid of confidence following a tough summer and start to the season.
“Chelsea are wounded, you couldn’t ask for a better time to play them,” Redknapp told Sky Sports. “You just feel a few of them are getting their parachutes out and making excuses.
“You’re hearing things about Conte, ‘He’s not a great man-manager.’ He was phenomenal last season.
“All of a sudden there’s a lot coming out of Chelsea that wasn’t there last year so Tottenham need to make it count and put the Wembley talk to bed.
“This game, without overstating it, is almost their season. If they can get a result everyone then stops talking about their record at Wembley.
“It’s so important they start well because if they lose on Sunday the talk will linger for another couple of weeks but the fact they didn’t play well in Europe there last season shouldn’t concern them.”
Chelsea have signed four players in the the summer transfer window so far.