Mauricio Pochettino reveals why Chelsea not Arsenal are now Spurs’ biggest rivals

MAURICIO POCHETTINO claims Chelsea are now Tottenham’s biggest rivals — not Arsenal.

Spurs face face unbeaten Blues tonight and Arsenal in next Sunday’s North London derby.

Mauricio Pochettino believes Chelsea are currently more important rivals for Tottenham than their traditional fiercest rivals, Arsenal
Mauricio Pochettino believes Chelsea are currently more important rivals for Tottenham than their traditional fiercest rivals, Arsenal
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And boss Poch taunted the Gunners: “With rivalry you always look at teams above you.

Chelsea, Arsenal and West Ham have been our biggest rivals.

“But that has changed because of our positions in the table.”

Spurs head into today’s Wembley clash a point behind third-placed Chelsea and three ahead of Arsenal, who go to Bournemouth tomorrow.

Maurizio Sarri has guided Chelsea to third in the Premier League - a point and a place above Spurs
Maurizio Sarri has guided Chelsea to third in the Premier League – a point and a place above Spurs
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Pochettino added: “In the last few years Chelsea were always on the top and Arsenal, after 21 or 22 years, were below us.

“It’s a good sign because our fans want more every season.”

Meanwhile, Spurs have been joined by Arsenal in the hunt for £9million-rated left-winger Leandro Trossard.

Arsenal are on the train of Belgian goal sensation Leandro Trossard
Arsenal and Spurs are on the trail of Belgian goal sensation Leandro Trossard
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The 23-year-old has been called into the Belgium squad after a superb start to the season for Genk.

Trossard’s 15 goals in 18 games have fired them to the top of the Pro League.

Monaco and Borussia Dortmund are also on the trail of hte former Under-21 international.

Mauricio Pochettino says it is a sign of the progress Spurs have made that Arsenal are no longer their main rivals
Mauricio Pochettino says it is a sign of the progress Spurs have made that Arsenal are no longer their main rivals
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