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Burley adamant Chelsea stronger than Tottenham as title contenders

Former Chelsea star Craig Burley believes Frank Lampard has a more talented team than Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs moved into first place on the table with a 2-0 win over Manchester City on Saturday.

Lampard's Chelsea produced the same scoreline against Newcastle United to take them into third, two points behind Spurs.

And Burley thinks the Blues will prove they have more talent than Tottenham over the course of this season.

He told ESPN: "I think Chelsea are a much more talented team than Spurs. Tottenham have a good squad but Chelsea have an unbelievable amount of attacking players.

"They got great experience in with the signing of Thiago Silva, they've got a natural left-back in Ben Chilwell. The rise of Reece James has been meteoric - he's taking his game to a new level.

"They've strengthened their goalkeeper situation and Frank [Lampard] has mentioned that N'Golo Kante is looking like the player he was a couple of years ago.

"I just think Chelsea have better options [than Tottenham]. They're in as good shape as they can be to mount a title challenge."

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