'All day': TalkSPORT pundit shares who he thinks plays better football right now - Tottenham or Chelsea
The Blues have got off to a mixed start to the new season, which led to former boss Thomas Tuchel being sacked and replaced by ex-Brighton manager Graham Potter.
Chelsea find themselves in fifth place after Potter picked up his first win as Chelsea boss against Crystal Palace over the weekend.
Antonio Conte’s Spurs are currently four points ahead of them in third, but slumped to a disappointing 3-1 defeat in the north London derby.
And after Tottenham’s goalless draw with Eintracht Frankfurt last night, Agbonlahor has labelled Spurs as ‘boring’ – claiming he would rather watch Chelsea play over them.
Agbonlahor thinks Chelsea play better football than Tottenham
Speaking on TalkSPORT, Agbonlahor was asked if he would rather watch Spurs play in the Champions League over Arsenal playing in the Europa League.
The former Aston Villa man claims he would rather watch any English team in European competitions over Conte’s side, including Chelsea.
He said: “I’d watch Arsenal all day. Honestly, two English teams on last night, no way I’m watching Spurs, I’m watching Liverpool. If Chelsea are playing, I’m watching Chelsea. If Manchester City are playing, I’m watching them over Spurs.
“You’d rather watch Arsenal because it’s exciting football. They’re getting the ball down and passing it. They’re switching it from side to side, from [Gabriel] Martinelli to [Bukayo] Saka. [Granit] Xhaka’s now scoring goals, [Thomas] Partey’s getting forward, scoring against Spurs. It’s attractive football.”
Agbonlahor then went on to claim that Spurs are now playing a similar style of football to the way they played under former boss Jose Mourinho.
“When you watch Spurs, it’s like we’re going to camp in and nick a counter-attack,” he added.
“Playing for a draw, but try and get a goal if we can to win 1-0. It’s boring football and similar to the football [Jose] Mourinho was playing there.
“Spurs fans won’t have that and I don’t think they’re going to win a trophy playing like this.”
Spurs certainly haven’t been the most exciting team to watch this season but have found a way to grind out positive results.
Chelsea will undoubtedly play an exciting brand of football under Potter, who got his old Brighton team playing excellently.
Conte will not be too bothered about whether his Spurs side are easy on the eye or not, he’ll be concerned with results. At this moment in time, the Italian sits above his old team Chelsea and will be intent on staying above them.
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