Paul Merson slams Mourinho and backs Chelsea to finish in top four

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Tottenham pose a big threat to Chelsea’s quest to finish in the top four, and Spurs are only four points behind Chelsea after beating Manchester City 2-0 to draw up close on Chelsea.

Meanwhile, football pundit and Arsenal legend Paul Merson doesn’t think Mourinho has what it takes to lift Tottenham into fourth place and has backed Chelsea to finish in fourth.

Speaking in an interview quoted by The Sun, Merson said: “I said when he went there it would give them a lift and there would be a charm offensive – and he was all smiles for a while.

“But everyone knew it wouldn’t last, didn’t they? He’s gone back to being Grumpy Mourinho again. And I don’t see how he’s improved them at all. Not one bit.

“He looks like he’s thinking: ‘What have I done coming here?’ You don’t see him high-fiving ball boys now do you?

“Mourinho is only there to get them into the top four. I can’t see Daniel Levy wanting to win the FA Cup but not get back into the Champions League.

“But it’s not really working, is it? Chelsea are in the driving seat to finish fourth and I can’t see Spurs catching them right now.

“They are a very lucky football team at the moment because they’ve been ripped to shreds in their last two matches but still managed to win.”

Chelsea will host Tottenham on February 22, and only four points separate the two sides.

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