Former Chelsea striker reveals why Chelsea will finish ahead of Mourinho’s Tottenham

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Just before the international break, Chelsea were comfortably placed in the Premier League top, and the Blues were even ahead of Manchester City.

However, the Blues lost two Premier League fixtures coming after the international break and now Chelsea are only six points ahead of Tottenham.

Spurs had axed Mauricio Pochettino and appointed former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to become the new manager, and the Portuguese has won all three games he has managed so far for Spurs and also cut the 12 points gap to 6.

Despite Spurs current form, former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton has backed Chelsea to still finish in the top four this term and wrote off Mourinho’s side.

Speaking at Bonus Code Bets ‘VAR-DICT’ event, Sutton told “I wouldn’t have predicted this table at the start of the season. ‘I think I said City, Liverpool, Spurs – they were certainly in there at the start of the season – and I think my fourth one was Arsenal.

“I would be looking now at this moment in time: Liverpool, Man City… I would say Leicester – if Jamie Vardy gets injured that’s going to be a big issue for them – and the last one, I would say Chelsea.”

Asked why he believes Chelsea will finish above Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham, Sutton added: “I think we’ve just got the whole vibe with Mourinho.

“I know everybody is getting really excited but Bournemouth, Olympiacos, West Ham… that’s all smiles and high-fives and back slapping and this, that and the other, let’s see after a few months where they are.”

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