Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink insists the pressure of playing for the Premier League title is on Tottenham, ahead of their league clash on Monday night.
The Blues hosts title hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur, who are trailing leaders Leicester City by eight points, at Stamford Bridge.
“I’m not too much into statistics, but I think it’s the first time in their history that they are competing for the title,” said Hiddink.
“Some players might get nervous a bit and start under-performing. Leicester are fearless, but the Tottenham players might be affected by the pressure of challenging for the title.”
Hiddink also says they will treat the game with the same level of respect as they do any other match.
“We should not make too much of it. It is just a game against Tottenham for us.
“Of course, we really want to win it and then we have big games against Sunderland and Leicester.
“But we have the same attitude regardless of whether it’s Tottenham or another opponent.”