Lee Dixon says Mauricio Pochettino's project at Tottenham is "broken" (Image: GETTY/PREMIER LEAGUE PRODUCTIONS)
Frank Lampard’s project at Chelsea has taken the Blues above London rivals Tottenham, claims Arsenal legend Lee Dixon.
Dixon claims the project of Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham is now “broken” five years into the Argentine’s reign.
Spurs are 14th in the Premier League table having won just three of their opening 12 matches of the season.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have surprised many with their performances under Lampard, with the Stamford Bridge club level on points with second-placed Leicester.Frank Lampard has exceeded expectations at Chelsea so far (Image: GETTY)
This thing that Frank Lampard’s doing, this is a proper project. I think the Tottenham one’s broken, I really do
Lee Dixon on Chelsea and Tottenham
And Dixon admits he enjoys watching the youthful Blues side play.
“Maybe two, three years ago the project that everybody was interested in was Tottenham, because of the new stadium coming up, because of this emerging Pochettino team that was going to take everything by storm,” Dixon said on The Season So Far.
“They perhaps should have won the league that year Leicester won it etc but that was the project everyone was looking at and it had a name - ’The Project’.
“This thing that Frank Lampard’s doing, this is a proper project.
“I think the Tottenham one’s broken, I really do. I don’t think that’s, with what’s going on at Tottenham, I think that’s done and dusted as far as that project’s concerned.
“[Chelsea] is the next one and it’s fascinating because of the restrictions he’s got in the transfer market, the emergence of this new manager in the Premier League, the player he’s got at his disposal.
“They’ve not been the best side to watch over the years when you see the other teams playing, City and Liverpool, but now if there’s a Chelsea game on I’m like ‘well let’s tune in’ because I’m watching something I really enjoy now.
“There’s a style to it, there’s a grace to their play, there’s a bit of steeliness as well.
“So I’m fascinated by the Frank Lampard project, I really am.”