Tottenham Hotspur are not on the same level as Chelsea, according to former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy.
Murphy claims its time for Tottenham Hotspur to call it quits on their status as a top club as there is nothing like a ‘Big Six’ anymore.
Murphy told Daily Mail: “It is possible for Tottenham to shock Chelsea in a one-off London derby but to talk about them as being part of a Premier League Big Six doesn’t make sense any more.
“We’ve got to the stage where realistically there is a Big Four. Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have been our Champions League qualifiers for the last two years and I’ll be gobsmacked if that is not the case again.
“And I can’t see the situation changing for a few years yet given the strength in depth of those clubs already at the top and their ability to spend when required.
“In contrast, the aspirations for Tottenham and Arsenal this season will be along similar lines to Leicester’s, West Ham’s and maybe even Everton’s: a run for the Europa and hope to reach a domestic cup final.
“Tottenham have a great deal of prestige and history but it’s irrelevant to call them part of a Big Six when they finished below Leicester for the past couple of seasons.”