Can Spurs beat Chelsea to the Premier League trophy this season?
Yes, they can.
Well… I’m not sure I’d be willing to put money on it.
But, since Spurs beat Bournemouth on Saturday, and Chelsea faced a 2-0 loss to Manchester United on Sunday – a curve ball has been thrown. You wouldn’t rule it out.
So, let’s look at the facts.
Fact One: There are four points first and second place.
With Chelsea four points ahead, only a win and a loss separate Spurs and Chelsea.
There are six games left.
Spurs win all six, Chelsea win four, draw one, lose one… Well, then things change.
The next few matches will likely shape this. Chelsea have been in tremendous form this season, but they have to lose some time – and it’s more likely to be when the pressure is on them.
Fact Two: Spurs have the harder run in
In the remaining games, Chelsea need to face Middlesborough, Watford and Sunderland.
Spurs have to face Arsenal, Manchester United and a resurgent Leicester.
On paper, Chelsea shouyld be able to see that through. Arsenal and Man Utd far tough teams for Spurs to face.
However – will Man Utd or Arsenal have much to fight for at that point of the season? Will their top 4 or top 6 finish be secured already? Will Man Utd be saving the best players for the Europa League?
Then consider Sunderland and Middlesborough, in the midst of a relegation fight – they will have plenty to fight for.
So what is tougher – facing more quality players, or facing a more motivated team?
Fact Three: We all want Spurs to do it
No one likes Chelesa, except for Chelsea fans. And Spurs have come so close to the Premier League title in recent seasons, yet not tasted it. They deserve it. They need it.
What’s more, most football fans would rather Spurs won it (apart from Arsenal supporters). And whilst you may argue this does not impact on the players – remember how everyone rooted for Leicester City last season.
How much of an impact did that have?
So, it’s up to you to decide.
What do you think?
Can Spurs do it?