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​Pochettino: Tottenham will not relax despite knowing Chelsea result

Tottenham will start the game against Arsenal knowing the result of Chelsea's earlier tie with Everton and therefore know if they could close the gap with the leaders to one point this weekend.

But boss Mauricio Pochettino is certain his players will bring the same intensity to the North London derby, regardless of the Premier League leader's result.

"You cannot ignore Chelsea's game before us, but we played the day after they lost to Crystal Palace and it didn't affect our preparation," said Pochettino.

"The players are so focused and our energy must try to be on giving our best."

"We need a win to keep fighting for the title," added Pochettino.

"I don't remember last season too much - we're focused on a completely different season and a new moment.

"The team have improved a lot from last season, we can feel that."

Ian Ferris
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