Ray Parlour predicts Chelsea v Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur visit Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

Speaking to Betsafe.com, Arsenal legend Ray Parlour believes that Chelsea will end Tottenham Hotspur's Premier League title bid by beating them on Monday night.

Spurs go into the clash at Stamford Bridge knowing that a victory would keep alive their slim title hopes, but only if leaders Leicester City fail to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Mauricio Pochettino's side are 22 points clear of their West London neighbours, but another three are anything but a foregone conclusion as the Blues, under Guus Hiddink, looked impressive by beating Bournemouth 4-1 last time out.

Being London rivals, Chelsea might also want to kill the Lilywhites' title hopes once and for all - if Leicester don't beat United - and Parlour reckons they will, backing a 2-1 home win.

"I can see Chelsea turning up," he wrote on Betsafe. "Brilliant result last time out against Bournemouth. [Eden] Hazard now is playing for the Euros and trying to get his form ready for the summer. So I'm going to go for a cheeky Chelsea win - 2-1 to Chelsea."

On some level, Spurs, seven points behind the Foxes with only nine left on offer this season, may prefer Leicester to end their chances than Chelsea, given the rivalry.

Some of Hiddink's side have also been very honest in stating that they do not want Tottenham to win the title and losing on Monday would hurt if they still have a mathematical chance.

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