Chelsea legend backs Chelsea to surpass Tottenham, and lists five players that will spearhead Chelsea’s title fight

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Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink broke the hearts of Chelsea fans when he tipped Tottenham to finish ahead of Chelsea this season, as he insisted that Jose Mourinho’s side has what it takes to win the league.

Hasselbaink was in awe of Spurs front three of Gareth Bale, Son and Harry Kane, and called them the best front three in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, another Chelsea legend, Craig Burley, has backed Chelsea to finish ahead of Tottenham.

Burley spoke about the depth in the Chelsea team as well as the quality in the attack. He listed the signing of Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell in defence, the emergence of Reece James, the steel of N’Golo Kante in midfield, as likely reasons for Chelsea to be ahead of the pack this season.

Asked whether he believes Chelsea will finish above Spurs, Burley 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.”

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