Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is keen to drag London rivals Tottenham Hotspur into the keenly contested race for the Premier League top four after their recent slump in form.
During his pre-match press conference on Friday, Chelsea told reporters that he’s hoping that Spurs can make the race for the top four more intriguing and interesting.
Tottenham Hotspur were in a three-man title race alongside Liverpool and Manchester City before two successive league defeats to Burnley and Chelsea condemned Spurs to the top-four race.
Maurizio Sarri believes it’s a four-team race for two spots as far as the top four in the Premier League is concerned.
Sarri and Chelsea condemned Spurs to a second successive defeat in three days on Wednesday night via a 2-0 win courtesy goals from Pedro Rodriguez and Kieran Trippier (own goal).
Tottenham Hotspur were able to stop the rot on Saturday afternoon after they secured a 1-1 draw at home to Arsenal in the North London Derby.
Spurs striker Harry Kane scored his ninth goal against the Gunners to net the all-important equaliser for the home side.
Arsenal had taken the lead in the first half through Aaron Ramsey before Kane scored a second-half leveller from the penalty spot.