Chelsea, Arsenal or Spurs? Chris Sutton and Micah Richards disagree on who will finish highest

Micah Richards and Chris Sutton both look on
Sutton and Richards didn’t agree (Picture: AMA/Getty/Visionhaus)

Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are all bidding to be the highest-placed London outfit in the Premier League, but who will finish higher?

Chris Sutton and Micah Richards couldn’t agree with their choices.

As it stands, Jose Mourinho’s Spurs lead the trio.

With 17 points from their first eight matches, Spurs are one point behind league leaders Leicester having banged in 19 goals in a fast-paced start to the season.

Only Chelsea, currently in fifth, have scored more. After a leaky start to the campaign, they have tightened up at the back and are two points off Spurs.

Three points further behind are the Gunners, who are fresh off the back of a humiliating 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Aston Villa.

Tottenham Hotspur's Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho (R) watches from the away team's bench during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at The Hawthorns stadium in West Bromwich, central England, on November 8, 2020.
Will Mourinho make Spurs top dogs? (Picture: AFP via Getty)

Richards, the former Villa and Manchester City defender, thinks Spurs are the team who will finish top of the London tree come the end of the season.

‘Spurs for me,’ he told the Daily Mail.

‘The style Mourinho has got them playing isn’t the most attractive but it is efficient and ask yourself this: if you were a defender, would you want Harry Kane, who is in the form of his life, Son Heung-min and Gareth Bale running at you?

‘Those three give Spurs a fear factor and Mourinho should not be underestimated.’

Sutton, however, suspects Chelsea will finish higher and raised doubts over Spurs’ credentials.

‘Chelsea,’ he added. ‘There’s talk of Spurs going all the way under Jose Mourinho.

Head Coach Frank Lampard of Chelsea is interviewed after the match during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge on November 07, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors.
Sutton is backing Lampard to guide Chelsea to the top of the London tree (Picture: Chelsea FC via Getty)

‘I don’t think they can, but we’ll learn a lot about them after the international break.

‘Their league fixtures are: Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Leicester, Wolves.’

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