Charlie Nicholas says he cannot separate Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea ahead of their meeting in the Premier League this Sunday.
The London clubs meet at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Jose Mourinho coming up against old club, and Frank Lampard pitting his wits against his former manager.
At the moment Chelsea lie fourth in the Premier League table, with Spurs just one place below, with just three points between the two sides.
It teases to be an intriguing spectable, and former Arsenal striker Nicholas believes Spurs have to be wary of three Chelsea players in particular.
Predicting a 2-2 draw, he said (Sky Sports): ” If they (Tottenham) try to force the game, Chelsea could pick them off, and Lampard will be curious as to test Tottenham’s defence.
“With Willian, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount you have lots of energy and lots of ways to exploit out wide, but I cannot separate them.”
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Mourinho has to make sure his players don’t give the attacking players anything.
It will be a stern test for a defence that has struggled all season, but they really need to stand up and be counted for here.
Between the three of them, they have scored 21 goals in all competitions so far this season. They’ve also contributed 11 assists.
Mourinho knows all too well the qualities Willian in particular brings, and Abraham and Mount both have the potential to really hurt Spurs.