JIMMY FLOYD HASSELBAINK has put rivalry apart and backed Tottenham to win the Premier League.
The Chelsea legend reckons their deadly entrance three give them the sting over his beloved Blues and different title contenders together with Liverpool and Man Metropolis.
Hasselbaink reckons it might be Tottenham’s 12 monthsCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Kane and Son are in deadly typeCredit score: AFP or licensors
Hasselbaink, talking completely to Ladbrokes at its launch of the 5-A-Facet Guess on Leeds v Arsenal, stated: “I fancy – and this may damage Chelsea supporters – Spurs for the title. I actually do.
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“When you have a look at their entrance three, they have Gareth Bale, Harry Kane and Heung-min Son.
“On paper that’s the greatest entrance three within the nation. After which on the bench, as replacements for that entrance three, they have Steven Bergwijn, Carlos Vinicius and Lucas Moura.
“Then in midfield, they have so many choices. They have Dele Alli, who would not even play, Tanguy Ndombele, Pierre-Emile Hojberg, Harry Winks….
“The one space the place they battle a bit bit is at centre-half, and possibly right-back.
“However if you happen to have a look at all of the groups within the league, Liverpool have issues on the again. Man Metropolis have issues on the again. So do Chelsea and Man United.
“It ought to be – if you happen to look on paper – Tottenham’s 12 months.”
Kane and Son have hit an unimaginable 15 Premier League targets between them already this season, and as Bale will get as much as full health, Tottenham’s assault appears to be like set to enhance much more.
Jose Mourinho’s workforce at present sit only a level behind league leaders Leicester forward of their recreation with Man Metropolis on Sunday.
TOP FOUR FOR FRANK
Hasselbaink did not less than again his former aspect to complete within the high 4.
The Dutchman stated: “I feel it may be Liverpool, Man Metropolis, Tottenham and Chelsea for the highest 4. However Tottenham can simply win it.”
Going into depth on Chelsea, the previous striker, who scored 87 targets for the Blues, thinks it would be unfair to anticipate Frank Lampard to be successful the title this season.
He stated: “I do not assume it is best to put the stress of an expectation to win the league on Lampard’s shoulders at Chelsea.
“Liverpool and Man Metropolis are those that ‘have’ to win it. Chelsea must get near them.
“In the event that they do this, then subsequent 12 months you may say they ‘have’ to win it. That is when you may put stress on Frank. Not now.”
They’ve a giant, massive likelihood of doing one thing particular within the subsequent two years.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
He added: “This season for Frank Lampard is all about bettering on final 12 months, and that ‘targets conceded’ tally final 12 months was not good.
“Going ahead they have been a breath of contemporary air at instances; they seemed so harmful additional up the pitch, however defensively Frank all the time knew he had to enhance to have the ability to get nearer to Liverpool and Man Metropolis.
“This isn’t the 12 months for Frank Lampard and Chelsea to win the league. That is the 12 months to shut the hole on these two groups and work on his workforce ethics.
“He is introduced in lots of good gamers. Get them settled, convey possibly two extra gamers in subsequent summer time and problem for the title subsequent season.”
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Chelsea tackle Newcastle this weekend, realizing a win within the early Saturday kick off might see them go degree on factors on the high of the league.
Hasselbaink continued: “Lately the workforce have been doing very well; they’ve solely conceded one objective in six matches, which is title-winning type and Frank must develop from that.
It should solely give him confidence in his workforce. If they’ll hold that clear sheet mentality then they’ve a giant, massive likelihood of doing one thing particular within the subsequent two years.”
Hasselbaink performed for Chelsea from 2000 to 2004Credit score: Occasions Newspapers Ltd