Tottenham have been tipped to win the Premier League this season by their former player William Gallas. And the ex-defender also thinks that Liverpool will miss out on the highest 4. Gallas spent 12 years within the Premier League during spells with Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs, winning two titles during his time at Stamford Bridge.
“As an ex-London player, I actually have to say Chelsea, Arsenal or Tottenham to win the Premier League,” Gallas told Genting Casino. “On top 4, Liverpool can miss out because they do not have Sadio Mane anymore and [Luis] Diaz doesn’t have the identical impact.
“Liverpool at all times concede goals too, like we saw against Fulham. Even when I like how Liverpool play, [in the top four] I feel it’ll be [Manchester] City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham.”
Spurs were in imperious form during their Premier League opener against Southampton on Saturday as they got here from a goal all the way down to thump the Saints 4-1. James Ward-Prowse opened the scoring for the visitors early on in north London as he volleyed the ball past Hugo Lloris, before Ryan Sessegnon drew his side level midway through the opening period.
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Eric Dier then ensured the Lilywhites went into the break within the lead as he flicked a header into the back of the online. And Saints defender Mohammed Salisu went on to show Emerson Royal’s cross into his own net just after the hour mark before Dejan Kulusevski wrapped up the win with a fourth goal.
Tottenham appointed Antonio Conte as their manager last November following the sacking of Nuno Espirito Santo. And the previous Italy boss has completely transformed the side, who’ve change into a threatening force within the Premier League.
Last season, the Lilywhites finished fourth in the highest flight to book their place on this season’s Champions League and have since bolstered their squad with six summer signings because the likes of Ivan Perisic, Richarlison and Yves Bissouma have penned deals to maneuver to north London.
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Liverpool, meanwhile, suffered disappointment at the top of the last campaign as they were beaten to the Premier League title by Manchester City before succumbing to Real Madrid within the Champions League final.
They began their latest campaign with a 2-2 draw against Fulham at Craven Cottage as they were twice forced to return from behind to say a share of the spoils. Summer signing Darwin Nunez scored his side’s first goal of the season after Aleksandar Mitrovic had nudged the Cottagers in front. Mitrovic then added a second from the penalty spot with slightly below 20 minutes remaining, but Mohamed Salah spared his side’s blushes late on.
If Tottenham keep performing like they did on Saturday, Conte will feel as if his team are in with a shout of honours. But Liverpool might want to raise their game quickly in the event that they wish to prove Gallas incorrect and show they’re still a team who can compete with one of the best.