Dele Alli celebrates scoring for Tottenham against Chelsea
Thursday, January 5, 2017
The Blues saw their 13-match winning run ended at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night, with Dele Alli scoring either side of half-time to earn Spurs three points.
Chelsea still have a healthy five-point lead at the top of the table but Friedel believes the loss – their first since September – has breathed new life into the championship.
“It was really gutsy performance from Tottenham to win 2-0 and there is now six teams well and truly in it,” said Friedel, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
“It is not going to be easy. Chelsea is a very good team. Just because Chelsea lost one game away from home against a very good Tottenham side doesn’t mean they are going to drop that many points, but it is a difficult season.
“There are 18 games to play and it is a hard league. You can go and play bottom of the table and not get a result. That is what makes the Premier League so great.
“Liverpool could go on and win it, Tottenham could, Arsenal could, Manchester United could. It is going to go down to the end.”
United, sitting ten points behind Chelsea in sixth, have the most ground to make up, but Friedel said: “It is not often Jose Mourinho endures a season like he did last year with Chelsea. He generally gets things right, so I envision them to be there or thereabouts.”
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