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Boss on new Blues

Posted on 12 September 2003  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Glenn Hoddle reasons that Chelsea unprecedented spending spree this summer makes a visit there a 'glamour game' for opposition sides.

We head to SW6 tomorrow to face a massively reconstructed Chelsea side that has had fortunes lavished at it by new owner Roman Abramovich. The likes of Crespo, Duff, Geremi, Makelele, Bridge, Mutu and Veron are now in situ at the Bridge - players that are likely to guarantee that others raise their game.

"They have become, if you like, a glamour game for everyone," said Glenn. "Playing Manchester United was always a glamourous game over the years but, I think with the talent they have now, clubs will go there with the aim of taking a scalp - because they are a good side.

"It is an added challenge for them now and there is a lot of expectation on their shoulders when they play because of what's happened. That is why, rightly so, Claudio is saying that they will need some time," added Glenn, before pointing out that Blues boss Claudio Ranieri was doing well before the cash windfall.

"Every manager is under pressure, but Claudio took Chelsea to the Champions League before this money was spent. He's proved he is doing a good job so who knows where he can take them given time."