Spurs downed Arsenal 2-0 in the north London derby on Sunday, but it was a victory stained by Chelsea’s earlier win over Everton at Goodison Park.
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Mauricio Pochettino’s side only have four games to overturn a four-point deficit, with their rivals facing a far kinder run-in, so is there any hope of it going the distance?
SPURS' MISSION (ALMOST) IMPOSSIBLE
First things first: Tottenham must win their remaining four games to have a sniff of the title. And it’s a tough ask, given just one of those fixtures is at White Hart Lane.
- West Ham (a)
- Manchester United (h)
- Leicester City (a)
- Hull City (a)
They can slice the gap to just one point if they beat West Ham on Friday night – with Chelsea playing 72 hours later – which should heap more pressure on Antonio Conte’s charges. And strangely, it might be the easiest game of the lot. The Hammers aren’t going down with 39 points, despite Slaven Bilic’s insistence they’re not safe, and have stuttered at home all season.
On paper, eternally unbeaten Manchester United represent the biggest threat. But will they really go for it, just three days after a Europa League semi-final decider? They may have an uncanny ability of grinding out draws, but Spurs are rampant at home and it’s hard to see them failing to score on their White Hart Lane send-off.
Then there’s Leicester City, pushing for a top-half finish and hugely impressive in front of their own fans, and Hull City, engulfed in a relegation scrap and likely needing a result on the final day. It’s a huge ask for Spurs – but four wins is not unfathomable.
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