Spurs star Hugo Lloris: This is how we give ourselves a chance against Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur's Hugo Lloris was talking tactics before the side's game against Chelsea.

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris insists that the side must remain defensively secure if they are to get anything out of tonight's game against Chelsea.

Spurs travel to Stamford Bridge as massive outsiders to be victorious against an unbeaten Blues outfit this season, but Lloris has not written their chances off altogether.

Indeed, he feels that if Spurs's defence can provide a solid platform for the rest of the team to build upon then the Lilywhites may be able to pull off an upset. 

“I think if we stay compact defensively we will give ourselves a good chance," he said to Tottenham's official site. "We’ve conceded a lot of goals that we could have avoided this season but defensively on Sunday we were stronger than in the last few games, we didn’t lose the ball easily. We need to keep going.”

Lloris has been Tottenham's star player throughout the campaign so far and he is likely to need to be on the very top of his game later this evening.

Chelsea's attacking threat has been obvious this season and, even without the suspended Diego Costa, they look a very strong outfit. 

At the moment, Mourinho's men have a six point advantage over their nearest rivals Manchester City and they will be looking to extend that gap by picking up the three points against their London rivals.

Tottenham, meanwhile, have started to show signs they may be beginning to adapt to Mauricio Pochettino's preferred style of play.

The Argentine has not had the ideal start to life at White Hart Lane, but his side were massively improved against Everton in their last fixture.

Spurs won that match 2-1, with their high pressing and productive passing approach paying dividends, and they will be hoping that the confidence gained from Sunday's triumph is enough to help them cause an upset later tonight. 

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