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Harry Redknapp says Chelsea squad is not strongest in Premier League

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One would be hard-pressed to find someone who disagrees that Chelsea are the team to beat in the Premier League right now.

The Blues conceded their first goal in seven league matches against Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and still produced a display worthy of winning all three points.

Antonio Conte has his side playing at a standard that gives them every chance of overcoming opponents even when they are not firing on all cylinders.

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The Italian has found a way to fit his new squad into a fluid 3-4-3 system, granting them a perfect balance between defensive solidity and attacking freedom.

But Chelsea are far from invincible, and some even believe they are yet to prove their status as the best team in the English top-flight.

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Harry Redknapp is no stranger to having controversial opinions, and his latest assessment of the Premier League landscape will leave some fans scratching their heads.

Speaking to talkSPORT, as per Goal, the former Tottenham manager has compared the Chelsea squad to that of his old club and revealed his thoughts on which is stronger.

“I wouldn't swap the full-backs. Moses has come in at wing-back [for Chelsea] and done excellent, don't get me wrong, but I don’t pick him in front of Kyle Walker. I'd take Walker all day long,” he said.

"Danny Rose I think is fantastic, he has improved and come on a bundle, so I wouldn’t be swapping him. The two centre halves – [Jan] Vertonghen and [Toby] Alderweireld - aren’t too shabby either. That is probably the best back five – with the ‘keeper - out of the top six teams.

"Chelsea have players that can get in any team, don’t get me wrong. They have some fantastic players.

"[N’Golo] Kante is an outstanding player, [Nemanja] Matic is strong, [Eden] Hazard can get in any team in the league. What a player – I love watching him. Diego Costa is bang in form at the moment so he is another one. But I would still probably take more players from Tottenham than I would Chelsea.”

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Redknapp clearly seems to think Spurs boast the more resolute defensive unit of the two, and the stats somewhat back up his point.

Chelsea and Tottenham have both conceded just ten goals in the Premier League, but it is in attack where there is a distinct gap separating the two sides.

Despite having a more defensive set-up on paper, the Blues have scored ten goals more than their north London rivals – who found the net 19 times during the opening 13 games.

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