CABALLERO – CHELSEA NEED TO BEAT SPURS
Spurs on the other hand seemed to have found better form under Mourinho, after starting the term poorly under Mauricio Pochettino. They failed to beat Manchester United though but this would pose a different challenge hosting the under-fire Chelsea – who are only three points ahead and are their main rivals to break into the Top Four.
Caballero insists that the Blues want to win the game being a derby, and to end their poor string of results in the league. He admitted that Spurs seem to be playing well and better ready compared to two months ago but he believes Chelsea can still edge them. Also, he does not agree with the thinking that Mourinho vs. Lampard will be the highlight of the show.
The game also has strategic importance for Spurs as they test their strength against another top team. Spurs are in the midst of deciding if to sell Christian Eriksen and developing a transfer strategy. A poor result and not ending the season in the Top Four bracket could see them attempt to keep Eriksen and add certain caliber of players in January. But if they can pull a good season end, then rebuilding gradually would be the best bet.