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Brad Friedel has predicted a troublesome match for Chelsea and Tottenham within the London derby on Sunday, February 26. The previous goalkeeper believes the Blues will look to bounce again from their defeat in opposition to Southampton.

Chelsea have been in poor type, with simply two wins of their final 15 matches. They face Tottenham this weekend, who’ve three wins and two losses of their final 5 matches.

Chatting with the Sporting Publish this week, Friedel claimed that type goes out of the window in a derby match. He added that Chelsea will make it onerous for Tottenham and stated:

“It’s going to nonetheless be a troublesome fixture, simply take a look at the squad Chełsea have, though possibly they’ve too many gamers! I perceive what they had been attempting to do with the loophole and the signings of the gamers, particularly for FFP, however I am undecided it is really easy to handle all these gamers. I am positive it will take Potter even longer with all these high-quality gamers to determine who’s going to play the perfect collectively. It is nearly too many gamers. Chełsea have been so completely different this yr to what we have been very used to for the final 15-20 years.”

He added:

“Nonetheless, Chełsea is a harmful aspect and it’ll be a tough sport. Simply because their type hasn’t been nice and Spurs are at dwelling, doesn’t suggest it’ll be straightforward, not by any stretch of the creativeness. You’ll additionally suppose that shedding at dwelling to Southampton, though it will be a confidence blow, it’ll raise a few the gamers – particularly when taking part in an area derby. It’ll be a tough sport for each groups.”

Chelsea are at the moment positioned tenth within the Premier League standings, with 31 factors from 23 video games.

Graham Potter to get an prolonged time at Chelsea

The Chelsea board has determined to stay with incumbent supervisor Graham Potter regardless of the poor run of type. The Englishman has been underneath strain from the followers, who’ve been calling for the sack prior to now few weeks.

A number of reviews have urged that point is working out for Potter, however the administration is probably going to offer the English boss extra time to show his credentials.

The previous Brighton & Hove Albion supervisor signed a five-year deal on the membership earlier this season after they sacked Thomas Tuchel.

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