Thomas Tuchel previews Spurs v Chelsea
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It is quite clear that Chelsea are a more successful side than Tottenham at the moment – but Paul Merson has publicly slated the Lilywhites for not being at the level of Thomas Tuchel’s men.
Chelsea take on Tottenham on Sunday afternoon in a top of the table clash as both sides look to build on their promising starts to the Premier League season.
The Blues have gone unbeaten and have only conceded one goal as Thomas Tuchel begins to exert his brilliance as manager.
And despite the 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace last weekend, Tottenham remain just one point off the top of the table after three consecutive 1-0 wins.
But in the London derby on Sunday, Paul Merson believes there is only one clear winner – the current European champions.
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Coupled with Spurs’ list of injuries – including Son Heung-min, Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura – Merson believes squad depth is vital in how the pair operate.
And with a lack of it for Spurs, Merson has lamented them, claiming Chelsea are ‘a million miles away’.
“Chelsea will have a bench full of players Tottenham would kill for this weekend,” Merson told the Daily Star.
“You look at the subs Chelsea had against Aston Villa the other week – Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Timo Werner, Mason Mount, Ben Chilwell.
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“They would all get in the Spurs team. N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic weren’t even in the Chelsea squad.
“If you were Tottenham you would take every single one of those players.
“They are a million miles away from competing with Chelsea for trophies this season.”
The Blues won the Champions League last season with a 1-0 win over Manchester City in Porto.
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Kai Havertz scored to give the west London outfit a surprise victory in Europe’s elite club competition.
Spurs almost came close to winning it in 2019 although they fell to Liverpool at the final hurdle in Madrid.
And by competing in the Europa Conference League this season, they will have to wait another year at least to take part in the Champions League.
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