'Chelsea fans won't like this': TalkSPORT pundit makes prediction about next season's Premier League

TalkSPORT pundit Andy Goldstein has claimed Chelsea are set to finish below Spurs in the upcoming league season.

The Blues have had a slow start to this summer window, with it being widely believed the club were waiting for the Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan saga to be completed.

Meanwhile, Spurs have enjoyed a prolific window up to now, signing Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma, whilst agreeing a £60m fee today for Chelsea target Richarlison.

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Last season, Antonio Conte’s side made a sensational late push to oust Arsenal to a Champions League place, being led by the brilliance of Harry Kane.

And Goldstein believes the club could go one better next season.

Chelsea to finish lower than Spurs?

He said: “This will upset Chelsea fans. I think Spurs will finish highest out of the London clubs.

“When you say Chelsea are the only club that can pip Liverpool and Man City for the league title, I think if Spurs get maybe two more across the line, I think you’ve got to have Spurs in that conversation.

“They’ve got one of the best strikers on the planet, they’ve got one of the best managers on the planet. Chelsea don’t have both.”

But Darren Bent disagreed, feeling that Chelsea still have the upper hand over Antonio Conte’s men.

“Chelsea last season, they finished third but they weren’t as consistent as they’d have liked, but they still finished above Spurs. I just think if Chelsea get Raphinha, Sterling and they get Kounde or Ake, I think their squad’s still better than Spurs’,” the former Premier League striker said.

Chelsea fans will be keen to see some deals get over the line to kickstart the Todd Boehly era at the club, with fears of moves for Raphinha and Jules Kounde both falling through becoming very real.

With the clubs above them already making big money moves already for attacking starlets, the Blues are in desperate need to follow suit, in order to not drop off the pace before the season’s even began.

With rumours for moves for Raheem Sterling and Ousmane Dembele as well as the Brazilian, the club are not short of options to strengthen on an attack which failed to meet the required standard last season.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.