Arsenal great on Spurs v Chelsea.

Arsenal legend Paul Merson has given his take on Spurs vs Chelsea this weekend, labelling it a 'massive match'.

Tottenham host Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday evening as The Lilywhites look to hand the Blues their first defeat of the campaign.

The north London club (in fourth spot) are just one point behind Maurizio Sarri's side (in third) who are four points behind table-toppers Manchester City.

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"It should be a great game and for both sets of fans, this is the game," the football expert told Sky Sports. "So a massive match and I do not see a great deal between the two teams. At the moment, Chelsea's match winners are playing better than Tottenham's, like Eden Hazard, Ross Barkley, Willian and even Pedro had one of his best games against Palace.

"I do not see Chelsea losing, so I am going for a draw, which would be a good result for them. I mean, let's be honest, Chelsea are not going to win the league this season, top four is the main thing. And if they come second or third in the manager's first season with a team that were nowhere near last year, I think that would be a really good start.

"Tottenham, meanwhile, have set themselves a really high standard and they are probably better off than they have been all season. But these players have to keep doing this week in week out, they do not have the squad.

"If they are losing on Saturday, Mauricio Pochettino will turn round to the bench, but who will he bring on? Whereas if Chelsea are losing, Barkley, Olivier Giroud, or Pedro could be a sub and these are players who can come on and change a game.

"But who can change a game for Tottenham? So that is where I think it will take its toll on them at the end."

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