Chelsea winger Raheem Sterling could pose a real threat to Tottenham with his pace when the teams meet on Monday night.
Chelsea face rivals
After defeating Blackburn Rovers in the middle of the week, the Blues advanced to the Carabao Cup quarterfinals; nevertheless, they still need to improve their league performance. Currently, Mauricio Pochettino’s team is ranked eleventh in the league.
On the other hand, Spurs, led by Ange Postecoglou, are presently leading the league and are playing a fairly expansive brand of football.
Raheem Sterling Threat
Paul Merson, who spoke with Sportskeeda this week, has already tipped Chelsea to defeat Spurs 2-1 on the road.
Because of his quickness, he has suddenly recognised 28-year-old Raheem Sterling as a possible crucial player for the Blues.
With his quickness and directness, the £50 million attacker (Daily Mail) might try to take advantage of Spurs’ strong defence.
Merson stated to Sky Sports: “Raheem Sterling is on the wing after that. He was outstanding against Arsenal, and if he can replicate that performance, he’ll pose a threat to Spurs on the counterattack.
With eight goals and five assists in 23 career games versus Spurs, Sterling has a respectable individual record against them.
The attacker for Chelsea should be able to perform at his peak on Monday when they go to north London.
With his cup goal midweek, he now has four goals in 12 games this season across all competitions.
Looking around the dressing room, you can see that this Blues team lacks goals, therefore it’s obvious that they need to score double figures this season.
Chelsea has the player to take advantage of the opening if they intend to go behind the Spurs defence.