France have confirmed that professional athletes will not be exempt from tougher vaccination rules
Judging from the mood around Tottenham after another testing fortnight, you could be forgiven for forgetting that they remain unbeaten in the Premier League under one of the planet’s elite managers and are firmly back in the hunt for a return to the Champions League, too. West Ham have been busiest of the contenders for fourth and, as a result, are the incumbents, but blew the chance to consolidate that position last weekend and have now played four games more than Spurs, for only a four-point advantage.
West Ham’s hopes of Champions League qualification were dented as the strain of playing three games in eight days took its toll. David Moyes’s side were visibly off the pace against Leeds. The French centre-half has been outstanding since his £29.8million move from Chelsea last summer and is needed to shore up a backline that was stunned by a hat-trick from Jack Harrison yesterday.