Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp believes Spurs will finish in the top four ahead of defending champions Chelsea this season. Tottenham lifted their Champions League aspirations for the next season by beating Manchester United 2-0 at Wembley on Wednesday.
On the contrary, Chelsea endured a forgettable night as they were beaten 3-0 by Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge. The win against United saw Spurs close the gap on Chelsea to just two points as the scramble for the top-four heats up.
Redknapp thinks his former club will make it to the top-four at the expense of Chelsea.
“That Chelsea team at the moment is not playing with confidence,” Redknapp told BT Sport Premier League Tonight on Wednesday night following the defending champions’ defeat to Bournemouth. (h/t The Sport Review).
“There’s something not quite right where, whereas Tottenham look in great form and are ready for these tough games to come. I see Tottenham making the top four.”
Given our current form, even I feel we will finish above Chelsea. The result against United was simply amazing and our team needs to make sure they use it as a springboard to get positive results from here on.
Champions League returns this month but Mauricio Pochettino’s side is set to face Liverpool in the league, Newport County in the FA Cup before playing Arsenal. These crucial games will decide our fate in the Premier League and the FA Cup.
Juventus in Champions League presents a very different test and the return of Toby Alderweireld from injury gives a massive boost to the squad. But first, we have a trip to Anfield to deal with at the weekend. We have a dismal record at Anfield but given the boost we have received by beating United, there is a glimmer of hope for the team to produce a positive result.
Liverpool are not in the best of forms but returned to winning ways with a 3-0 thumping of Huddersfield on Tuesday. At Anfield, they become a different beast, especially against top-six opponents. Jurgen Klopp’s side are the only team to beat runaway league leaders Manchester City so far (in domestic competitions).
So knowing that the game is at Liverpool’s stomping ground, Spurs have to produce a magical performance to return home with 3 points.