Mark Lawrenson predicts Tottenham v Chelsea, anticipates a common problem for Pochettino

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Mark Lawrenson believes Tottenham and Chelsea will draw 1-1 this afternoon.

Pundit Mark Lawrenson has told BBC Sport that he believes Tottenham and Chelsea will play out a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane today.

Spurs head in to the game having lost just once in the Premier League all season, and they have certainly had a superb week so far.

After beating London rivals West Ham 4-1 on Sunday afternoon, Spurs then travelled to Azerbaijan to take on Qarabag in the Europa League, with Harry Kane grabbing the winner in a 1-0 win.

Now, Mauricio Pochettino's men are searching for a third win in seven days as they host another London rival, in struggling Chelsea.

Having won the title last year, many expected Chelsea to be challenging for the Premier League crown once again - but Jose Mourinho's men have struggled, winning just four of their 13 Premier League games so far, meaning they are hovering just four points above the relegation zone.

Many now expect Tottenham to beat Chelsea today, but pundit Lawrenson has told BBC Sport that he is expecting a draw, and predicts that Pochettino will find a common problem coming up again for Spurs - just too many draws, with Tottenham drawing the joint-highest amount of games this season with six.

"I am still not convinced by Chelsea although they have won their last couple of games," said Lawrenson. "But I think they have got enough about them to go to White Hart Lane and pick up a point."

"Spurs are playing extremely well and have not lost in the league since the opening day of the season but they have drawn a lot of those games and I can see that happening again here," he added.

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