Ruud Gullit wary of Tottenham threat
The Blues have not won at White Hart Lane since 2005 and the Dutchman, who made 51 appearances in three years at Stamford Bridge, believes his former side will need to be at their very best to take all three points against an in-form Spurs side.
He told Chelsea’s official site: “In my days it was common for Chelsea to win at Spurs, but that’s football, things change.
“Tottenham are a team full of confidence and that means they will look to attack, if they do that there will be more room in behind their defence to take advantage of.
“Of course, Robbie wants to win and put things right, so therefore it’s an extra motivation for the players. It’s going to be tough, they are a good team as well and I’m looking forward to the game.”
Chelsea are unbeaten so far in the Premier League and are currently four points clear at the top after winning six of their opening seven games. But Gullit believes that there is still room for improvement before Di Matteo’s side can get carried away.
“It’s only the beginning of the season and there are still some things to work on,’ he added.
‘Defensively, we’ve conceded a few goals but in terms of possession, we’ve had more than ever, which is a good thing.”