Prior to Tottenham's tie against Leicester on Sunday afternoon, Shearer confessed that he has been impressed with the way Mauricio Pochettino's men have stayed within touching distance of the league's front runners Liverpool and Manchester City.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Merson said: "This will be a hard game for Spurs as Leicester have been competing and doing well against the big teams - those sides have a go at them and they can counterattack with the pace of Jamie Vardy, while you also have James Maddison and Demarai Gray in support". For me, I'm going to stop describing the real situation, but I think there is no sense.
The Leicester striker was dropped to the bench by Claude Puel in the loss to Spurs, but he had a lively contribution when he was brought on after 60 minutes at Wembley.
His first kick of the match was brilliantly saved by Hugo Lloris, but Puel had no issue with Vardy taking it.
Insisting he was happy for Vardy to take the penalty, Puel said: "I gave him the opportunity".
"I know bookmakers have them as third favourites but, for the points they have racked up, you simply can not take them out of the discussion".
Leicester called for offside, but their protests were in vain as Sanchez launched himself into a diving header that flashed past Kasper Schmeichel.
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And this was their worst loss in any competition since 1991 after failing to recover from Sterling's fourth-minute opener.
Trippier's short corner found the unmarked Christian Eriksen and he whipped a pin-point cross towards Sanchez six yards from goal.
Replays showed the Colombia defender was just onside as he scored his first goal for Tottenham since his 2017 move from Ajax.
A rapid exchange of passes opened up a chance for Maddison, prompting Jan Vertonghen to rashly bundle over the midfielder.
Eriksen then doubled Tottenham's lead inside three minutes.
Vardy made up for his earlier miss by tapping in from close range to cut the hosts' lead 14 minutes from the final whistle.
Llorente pounced on Pereira's poor clearance and teed up Eriksen for a superb strike from the edge of the area for his first goal since January 1.