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‘More talented side’ Chelsea tipped for title charge ahead of Tottenham

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Ex-Chelsea man Craig Burley believes the Blues are better equipped to mount a title challenge than Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham.

Chelsea are a much more talented team than Tottenham, according to Craig Burley. He is of the opinion that the Blues are more likely to mount a title challenge than their London rivals.

Tottenham moved above Chelsea to the Premier League summit by securing an impressive 2-0 home win over Manchester City on Saturday.

Spurs are now two points clear of Frank Lampard’s side after nine fixtures, with the two clubs poised to lock horns at Stamford Bridge next weekend.

Many are now tipping Tottenham as genuine title challengers under a serial winner in Jose Mourinho.

Chelsea, on the other hand, are seeing themselves tagged as dark horses that could go all the way.

However, Burley has rejected the notion that the Blues are playing catch-up to Tottenham in terms of their ability. Infact, he sees the Blues finishing above their London rivals come the end of May.

Asked if his old club will finish above Spurs come May, the former Chelsea midfielder told ESPN: “Oh yeah. I think Chelsea are a much more talented team than Spurs. Tottenham have a good squad but Chelsea have an unbelievable amount of attacking players.

“They got great experience in with the signing of Thiago Silva, they’ve got a natural left-back in Ben Chilwell. The rise of Reece James has been meteoric – he’s taking his game to a new level.

“They’ve strengthened their goalkeeper situation and Frank [Lampard] has mentioned that N’Golo Kante is looking like the player he was a couple of years ago.

“I just think Chelsea have better options [than Tottenham]. They’re in as good shape as they can be to mount a title challenge.”

Questions will be answered when Chelsea welcome Tottenham to Stamford Bridge next Sunday.