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Pochettino: The rest of the Premier League needs Spurs to beat Chelsea

The Spurs boss believes that his side are somewhat like last season’s Leicester, with neutrals backing them for victory in Wednesday’s crunch clash

TOTTENHAM MANAGER MAURICIO Pochettino has claimed that ‘it’s important for the Premier League’ that his side defeat Chelsea.

The Blues currently lead the English top flight by six points after 13 straight wins in the competition, and are looking to set the record for consecutive victories in a single season by beating Spurs on Wednesday.

However, Tottenham boss Pochettino believes that the rest of the Premier League wants his side to emerge victorious at White Hart Lane, narrowing the gap between the league leaders and the rest of the pack.

“Maybe we will feel how Leicester felt last season – all the teams with them, against us!” Pochettino told ESPN.

“Chelsea arrive in very good shape but we are too after the last few games.

“It’s important for the Premier League for us to win, to try to stop them. In the end our challenge is to be in the top four.”

Tottenham moved into the top four on Sunday after a convincing 4-1 victory at Watford, climbing above Manchester City.

Pochettino’s side are already 10 points adrift of Chelsea at the half-way mark in the season, but have won four of their last five games and will be confident heading into Wednesday’s home game with the leaders.

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