Title race? Paul Merson predicts Tottenham and Chelsea results

Pablo Tucker
April 7, 2017

Spurs, still without injured striker Harry Kane, can put more pressure on Chelsea when they travel to relegation-threatened Swansea City, who have never beaten them in the Premier League and are now a point above the drop zone.

Both sides will be looking back to a year ago for comfort, with Chelsea winning 3-1 at the Etihad in December while City won 3-0 at Stamford Bridge last April against an off-form home side with very little to play for.

Chelsea, who are now leading the Premier League points table, suffered only their second home defeat of the season as Palace boosted their survival hopes with a 2-1 win.


"When you are lucky enough to fight for the title there is the pressure but not only for us, for a lot of teams". But I think it's right to think about ourselves. "Wilf's (Zaha) goal brought us back into the game after going behind and it was crucial to respond early". We are a team in every situation, when we win or when we lose. We deserved at least to draw. "We will see the game together with positive and negative situations to try to improve. If someone else deserves to win the title it means they were better than us". That is one very good reason for us Gooners to want Chelsea to get back to winning ways but we also have another, because this week sees the league leaders take on Man City and if Arsenal are to somehow achieve another top four finish it is City and Man United that we need to get past.

And although the Blues threw everything at the Eagles backline, goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey stood firm to help secure Allardyce's side a fourth straight league win, in turn condemning Conte's men to just their fourth league loss of the campaign.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he and his players still believe they can catch Chelsea following their 2-0 win at Burnley.


"So he goes and enjoys his football more for his worldwide team when he gets called up for them".

Chelsea suffered a 1-2 defeat to Crystal Palace in their EPL tie on Saturday evening. "I think we are a strong team".

The Belgium striker's own esteem has risen, too, after scoring twice in Russian Federation on global duty and scoring his first Premier League goal since January. I'm not concerned about this.


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