Saturday 18 November 2017

Chelsea pockets deeper than Spurs' -- Redknapp

Tottenham may be performing better than Chelsea in the league this season, but manager Harry Redknapp admits there is no chance of the North London club being able to compete with the Blues in the transfer market.

Spurs are currently third in the Premier League after an excellent run of one defeat in 17 matches left them just six points off leaders Manchester City.

They started 2012 as the capital's top club for the first time in 17 years after opening up a five-point gap on Chelsea that will increase further if they win their game in hand against Everton on Wednesday.

Redknapp admits, however, that Spurs are fighting a losing battle against Chelsea off the field.

Luka Modric's head was turned by the Blues last summer and they look set to pip Spurs to the signature of Gary Cahill.

"It's difficult trying to beat Chelsea if you're going for the same player, because their wage structure would be on a different level to ours," Redknapp said.

Tottenham's title tilt may yet be hindered by injuries. Redknapp confirmed that Sandro and William Gallas suffered calf tears in Tuesday's 1-0 win over West Brom, leaving him with two fit central midfielders -- Luka Modric and Jake Livermore.

Redknapp was set to rest the majority of his first team for today's FA Cup third-round game against Cheltenham.

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