High-flying Tottenham have been pushing Chelsea to the hilt in the Premier League Title race. A 13-point deficit has been trimmed to a mere 4-points in a period of 3 months, during which the North Londoners beat Chelsea 2-0 at White Hart Lane, before going on a 7 match winning streak.
There hasn’t appeared to be a weakness in this Spurs side, with a strong defense and an extremely potent offense that punishes teams with precise passing and accurate shooting. Spurs played almost a month without their star striker Harry Kane and still managed to keep their win streak going, which is an indicator of their strength as a team and the spirit that this young side carries. These views were echoed by Tottenham star Eric Dier.
Dier said: “Our belief has made us unstoppable. We have to believe to the end. We’ll be winning our games if possible, we’ll give everything on the pitch to win our games, then it depends on the other teams. But we work a lot with each other, and it’s really a team work. Because our quality is added to it, and we’re very hard to stop.”
Tottenham have won their last 7 games in the league – the first time the club have pulled off such a feat in 50 years.
Last season, Tottenham stumbled in the final run-in as they blew a 2-0 lead at the Bridge when Eden Hazard equalised for Chelsea and put Spurs’ title aspirations to bed. That result damaged Tottenham’s morale and it ended in further losses that pushed Spurs down to 3rd in the table with their rivals Arsenal poaching the 2nd spot. This year though, they are destined to finish above Arsenal, but will they go one step further and upstage Chelsea and lift their first ever League title? Or will they succumb to the pressure in the home run and finish second best?
A lot of answers would become evident next Saturday as they square up against Chelsea at Wembley for the FA Cup Semi-Final. That result could have a very big impact on the title run in and may even decide who lifts the title. A win for either side would prove as a major morale booster that could propel the teams towards the Premier League trophy.