Connect with us

ARTICLES

Chelsea vs. Tottenham: 3 things Pochettino must do to ensure Spurs get the win

Published

on

Chelsea vs. Tottenham: 3 things Pochettino must do

One of the drabber encounters Tottenham played this season was against Chelsea at the Lane. What most of us would remember from the game was the score line where neither team scored and also Cesc Fabregas’ rather horrible attempts at finding players as his passes were sprayed all around the field.

With the Premier League title now a distant possibility for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, the Argentine would want his side to put up a great show and ensure that Leicester have to do their bit at least. Chelsea though will want to ensure that they can stop Tottenham’s chances of having a chance of winning the league and the game at the Bridge will have a different atmosphere as Tottenham are the favourites for the three points, something that does not happen too often.

mauricio pochettino

mauricio pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino might have to be shrewd to get the three points as a derby is never easy to win. Beating Chelsea might not be easy but here are three things that Pochettino must get his Spurs side to do if they are to win the game.

Target the centre-backs

Chelsea are without Kurt Zouma but they could also be missing John Terry and Gary Cahill as both as major doubts for the game. That will not bode really well for the Blues as their centre-back pairing could feature players who have never taken to the pitch as a pair.

This would be the best bet for Tottenham to make Chelsea pay. The Blues did lose rather meekly to Manchester City and Swansea before their 4-1 win away at Bournemouth but if the defence is targeted, Tottenham could be the ones who score first.

Play with Son instead of Alli

Whether Alli is punished for his punch in the game against West Brom or not, Tottenham should be thinking of giving another player a chance to play in the middle and that should be Erik Lamela. Although the Argentine is preferred out wide, he should be played down the middle with Son out wide.

The South Korean hasn’t been able to do as well with Tottenham as with Bayer Leverkusen last season. Switching their sides and letting the duo interchange positions at will could be a tactic to employ against a Chelsea team that aren’t doing all that great and this could be just the way to revive Son’s career at White Hart Lane.

Use the fullbacks in attack

Whoever is selected to play as the fullbacks for Tottenham, their pace will be crucial to Tottenham attacking the Blues. Danny Rose and Kyle Walker have been incredible and their work in defence is just as important to the team as their effort in attack.

The pair could be up against Willian and Eden Hazard but the Belgian isn’t someone who does a lot of defensive work and this should mean that either Walker or Rose should take advantage of this and push on and attack the Chelsea fullback as much as possible. Tottenham have a great chance to get the points at the Bridge and that would just make Chelsea’s season probably the worst in their Premier League history.

Spurs Transfer News

Gary Neville of Manchester United with Jamie Carragher during the Legends of the North match. Gary Neville of Manchester United with Jamie Carragher during the Legends of the North match.
ARTICLES4 hours ago

Carragher tells Tottenham only one summer signing will be regular starter under Conte

Tottenham Hotspur told only Yves Bissouma will be regular under Antonio Conte out of all summer signings Antonio Conte has...

Tanguy Ndombele seems likely to leave Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images) Tanguy Ndombele seems likely to leave Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)
ARTICLES5 hours ago

Journo claims Serie A side have reached agreement to sign Tottenham flop on loan

Transfer News: Napoli reach agreement with Tottenham Hotspur to loan Tanguy Ndombele Fabrizio Romano claims that Napoli have reached an...

Six players could leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer, including Steven Bergwijn and Tanguy Ndombele. Six players could leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer, including Steven Bergwijn and Tanguy Ndombele.
ARTICLES6 hours ago

Fabrizio Romano confirms Tottenham star is in Spain to complete summer move

Fabrizio Romano confirms Tottenham star Giovani Lo Celso set to leave for Villarreal Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso is...

Antonio Conte is pragmatic about the transfer strategy at Tottenham Hotspur this summer. Antonio Conte is pragmatic about the transfer strategy at Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
ARTICLES21 hours ago

“Politics of the club”: Conte remains grounded regarding Tottenham’s transfer strategy

Antonio Conte is pragmatic about the transfer strategy at Tottenham Hotspur this summer Tottenham Hotspur have had an interesting transfer...

Tottenham Hotspur star Giovani Lo Celso on the brink of returning to Villarreal on a season-long loan. Tottenham Hotspur star Giovani Lo Celso on the brink of returning to Villarreal on a season-long loan.
ARTICLES22 hours ago

Discarded Spurs star set to return to La Liga outfit this summer

Tottenham Hotspur star Giovani Lo Celso on the brink of returning to Villarreal on a season-long loan According to transfer...

Tottenham Hotspur set to trigger £41 million buy option to make the Cristian Romero transfer permanent. Tottenham Hotspur set to trigger £41 million buy option to make the Cristian Romero transfer permanent.
ARTICLES23 hours ago

Tottenham set to trigger £41 million deal to sign on-loan ace permanently

Tottenham Hotspur set to trigger £41 million buy option to make the Cristian Romero transfer permanent According to The Telegraph,...

Tottenham Hotspur officials unhappy with fringe players refusing to quit the club. Tottenham Hotspur officials unhappy with fringe players refusing to quit the club.
ARTICLES24 hours ago

Tottenham irked by players refusing to leave amidst concrete interest from elsewhere

Tottenham Hotspur officials unhappy with fringe players refusing to quit the club Officials at Tottenham Hotspur are annoyed by Sergio...

Fabio Paratici enquired about signing Memphis Depay for Tottenham Hotspur on a free transfer from Barcelona. Fabio Paratici enquired about signing Memphis Depay for Tottenham Hotspur on a free transfer from Barcelona.
ARTICLES1 day ago

LaLiga star’s move on hold as Paratici enquires about free transfer to Spurs

Fabio Paratici enquired about signing Memphis Depay for Tottenham Hotspur on a free transfer from Barcelona According to La Gazzetta...

Tottenham Hotspur dealt blow as Inter star Milan Skriniar agrees to personal terms with PSG. Tottenham Hotspur dealt blow as Inter star Milan Skriniar agrees to personal terms with PSG.
ARTICLES2 days ago

Inter still consider £59m Tottenham target sellable; on the lookout for replacement

Transfer News: Inter Milan still consider Tottenham Hotspur target Milan Skriniar sellable Inter Milan chairman Steven Zhang considers Tottenham Hotspur...

Davinson Sanchez warms up prior to the UEFA Champions League group stage football match against Inter Milan. Davinson Sanchez warms up prior to the UEFA Champions League group stage football match against Inter Milan.
ARTICLES2 days ago

AC Milan turn to South American Tottenham star after failed Tanganga pursuit

Tottenham Transfer News: AC Milan turn to Davinson Sanchez after failed Japhet Tanganga pursuit According to Italian outlet Calciomercato.it (h/t...