Belfast Telegraph

Chelsea won't wilt: Pochettino


Mauricio Pochettino has played down Tottenham's chances of catching leaders Chelsea and insisted the Blues have too much experience to be affected by pressure.

Spurs' 2-0 victory at Burnley on Saturday was made all the sweeter as the Premier League pacesetters suffered a shock defeat at home to Crystal Palace.

It means Chelsea's advantage at the top has been cut to seven points and the gap could be reduced even further given they host Manchester City tomorrow.

Tottenham, meanwhile, travel to Swansea. Pochettino said: "We reduced the gap by three points but it's still a big gap, seven is a massive difference.

"Chelsea, two and a half years ago they won the Premier League and 80 per cent of the players have experience of how to manage the pressure.

"They can win or lose but it's not putting pressure or stress on them."

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