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Played for both - Clive anticipates derby

Posted on 26 September 2013  - 17:09

Former defender Clive Wilson is pleased to see his former clubs enjoying solid starts to the Barclays Premier League campaign – and has backed both ourselves and Chelsea to still be in contention at the top of the table when the end of the season comes around.

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As we head into Saturday lunchtime’s mouth-watering London derby against the Blues, we are perched in second place in the embryonic standings, only missing out on top spot on goal difference, while Chelsea sit fourth, just behind another of Clive’s former clubs, Manchester City.

And while the experienced Wilson – now 51 and a PE teacher – knows it’s far too early to be making any predictions on who is going to do what this term, the likeable defender has been impressed by what he’s seen emanating from both White Hart Lane and Stamford Bridge so far this season.

“You always look for the teams that you played for, and look for their results, and both Spurs and Chelsea have started the season alright,” said Willo, who is a regular for the Spurs Legends team.

“The league is never won or lost in September.

“Chelsea have supposedly been having one of their worst starts to a season for a while, but last Saturday night they were top of the league – that’s not bad for a team that’s apparently had one of their worst starts in a few years. I would still have Chelsea down as one of the favourites to win the title.

“With Spurs, I watched the highlights last weekend and the Cardiff keeper’s been outstanding. Spurs have the makings of a really good side. Naturally the new players need to blend together, but it seems like it’s coming along nicely.

“The club has a lot of quality midfield players, and Soldado up front looks a decent acquisition – he’s obviously scored a few goals and he looks decent enough to represent the club for some time to come.”