Tottenham’s Danny Rose wary of ‘world-class’ Chelsea

Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen

Jose Mourinho's side have struggled so far this season, sitting 15th in the Premier League table.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose has told the club’s official website that London rivals Chelsea are still world class despite their struggles this season.

The Blues were runaway winners of the Premier League title last season, finishing eight points clear of second-placed Manchester City with a dominant campaign.

This season has been an entirely different story, though, with Chelsea currently sitting 15th in the table after 13 games so far.

That makes Spurs favourites for Sunday’s big clash based on form but Rose insists they will still be facing a world-class team despite Chelsea's struggles this term.

"Obviously Chelsea have had a difficult run but that doesn’t make them a bad team," he told tottenhamhotspur.com.

"They’ve got a world-class squad, a world-class manager and it’s a derby, so form goes out of the window.

"It’s going to be a difficult game but we just hope that we can perform and give the same energy and commitment as we did against West Ham."

Regardless of what Rose say, however, it's easy to see why Tottenham are considered favourites for Sunday’s big game.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men will be eyeing all three points as they target a place in the top four this season. They are currently fifth in thestandings, just two points behind fourth-placed Arsenal at present. 

There is every chance they could find themselves even higher in the coming weeks, though, given the fact Tottenham sit just five points away from Leicester City and Manchester City, who are joint top of the table. 

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