Ahead of Super Sunday’s blockbuster London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham, Sky Sports critic Jamie Redknapp joins Essential Football’s podcast to see Spurs’ transformation under Antonio Conte and the Blues to a top-four finish. I explained the transfer that would lead…
‘This is another Tottenham’
Tottenham have had terrible results at Chelsea and the history of the fixture has not always been kind to Tottenham, but now Tottenham Hotspur feels different.
The director, Antonio Conte, did a great job. He has instilled in him the will, drive and desire to win, and players run through brick walls for him. That hasn’t always been the case with previous managers, and they look incredibly strong.
The player they got is not a typical Tottenham deal. Because they are ready to win now and usually Tottenham buy for the future. But they are very smart and confident in what they have accomplished. i like the way they do it
This is my first full pre-season at Conte and I have spoken with some of the players. I wouldn’t say they’re aiming for the title yet, but they’re definitely close, and I’d be surprised if they don’t win the trophy.
It feels like everything is in place for Conte to win the trophy his fans have been waiting for for so long.
They are in top condition for a very long time. Credit to Conte, and credit to President Daniel Levy for giving him what he wanted.
‘Fofana, de Jong and Aubameyang guarantee Chelsea top four’
Chelsea are holding back quite a bit, but the acquisition of Kalidou Koulibaly has gone well. They’re trying to get Wesley Fofana.They spent a lot of money on Marc Cucurella – too much in my opinion but he’s still a really, really good player
Raheem Sterling is a great signature in any market. They are missing the number 9 shirt but there is talk of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang coming in and Frenkie de Jong is interested in signing from Barcelona – he is the best midfield player in the world is one of
Guaranteed Champions League football if they get Fofana, Aubameyang and De Jong.
I’m a big De Jong fan. In a way I feel sorry for him because he is at a loss. He seems to want to go to London, he doesn’t seem to want to go to Manchester. Whoever gets him, he’s a game changer for them. Chelsea certainly have problems in that area – Jorginho is not long-term on his physical side.
While he was a great player for Chelsea, Champions League winner and European Championship-winning Italy, with stellar results, de Jong played in midfield and gave them another side with his pace and strength. , licensed to N’Golo Kante. and do what he wants.
He would be an amazing signing and a true statement of intent if they can beat Manchester United.
As for Aubameyang, his end at Arsenal was disappointing. He did well at Barcelona, but they’re clearly keen to get him off-road again.As a one-year stopgap, probably not the worst signing.
I was very critical of him last year. I didn’t think he tried for Arsenal. I don’t think he was the same player. But one season… it didn’t inspire me, but he brought a little point to prove.
Spurs have a terrible record at Stamford Bridge but I think they will win on Sunday
This is the best form Spurs have maintained in a long time, but they had a really good team, Mauricio Pochettino’s team, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, my dad’s who had that record. Think about your team. [one win in their last 37 trips to Stamford Bridge in all competitions] Pretty incredible.
Given the way they have played and the way Chelsea have played at Everton, Spurs probably want to go there and pick up the three points. Heung-min Son and Harry Kane failed to score on the weekend, but will need some action.
The Spurs are really well equipped, aggressive, hungry and ready to do well this year. In fact, I think Tottenham will go there and get the three points. I think Tottenham should be the focus this season. The manager has the players he wants and they will definitely be a real asset this season.
We’ve worked with Kane and Son in the past to prepare this match so they can counter-attack. But if Chelsea play a back three like they did on Saturday – Cesar Azpilicueta, Koulibaly and Thiago Silva – they’re not going to ‘lift the pitch high and leave space behind them’. They play it in a very clever way.
Chelsea have Sterling, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz that could pose problems for anyone. I think this will be a pretty bad game. I have feelings for Tottenham, but I have to respect Chelsea and what they have achieved over the years.
I’ve experienced it with Liverpool and Tottenham, and there are places there where you don’t feel good because you’ve lost so many times. Tottenham are in a bad mood heading to Stamford Bridge.
But Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has said they are in transition. They are ready to win and that’s why this is Tottenham’s match so early in the season.
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