One of Chelsea’s title rivals is expected to drop points this weekend as Tottenham face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
Paul Merson believes Manchester City would be under huge pressure to win Tottenham because they know Chelsea would breeze past Hull City on Sunday.
“On paper, it’s an easy game for Chelsea,” Merson told Sky Sports.
“Like Liverpool and Arsenal, I expect a comfortable afternoon for the Blues and that’s why it puts so much pressure on Man City’s clash with Tottenham.
“City have to win because I expect Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea to get all three points.
“If City don’t win and all the teams around them do, they’ll be cut adrift.
“Whatever happens, it’ll be three points at Stamford Bridge for Antonio Conte’s side.”