In Jamie Redknapp’s mind, the Premier League title race is not over just yet following some interesting results over the weekend.
Chelsea have been leading the way for the majority of the campaign, but their eight-game unbeaten run hit the wall on Saturday.
Crystal Palace claimed a shock 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge, which put the Blues’ rivals on high alert.
Tottenham Hotspur benefitted the most from it as they managed to overcome Burnley 2-0 and put themselves seven points behind Chelsea with nine games left to play.
Spurs were in a similar position in the closing stages of last season when they became the closest challengers to Leicester City, but they crumbled in their final few games and ended up finishing third.
Redknapp believes that Mauricio Pochettino’s side are better equipped to go all the way this season, and their hopes of causing an upset in the title race will be boosted if Chelsea fail to beat Manchester City at home on Wednesday.
In his column in the Daily Mail, Redknapp wrote:
“Tottenham will be the side Conte fears most. Gone are the days of ‘tippy tappy Tottenham’. This is a team packed with aggressive, young players who will have learned from their collapse at the end of the last campaign.
“Chelsea must focus on the fact that they can put the title to bed with victory over Pep Guardiola’s side. If they don’t, Tottenham are ready to pounce.”