Tottenham and Arsenal are the two teams who seem destined to try and stop the charge of Leicester at the top of the Premier League table. Both teams were in action on Sunday and we saw a glimpse of just what could play out come the end of the season.
Arsenal were the favourites for their game against a weakened Manchester United team but they could not take advantage as they lost out 3-2 while Tottenham came from behind to defeat a spirited Swansea side.
Just 11 games remain for both teams but for once it seems that it is Spurs who are better equipped for the run in to the Premier League title than their bitter rivals, Arsenal. We provide three reasons why Tottenham have a better chance of winning the title.
Form on their side
Tottenham are the team with the best form in their last six games. They are on top of the form table and have won their last six games in a row. Arsenal though are only sixth in that list and have picked up just eight points compared to Spurs’ 18.
That in itself shows the way the team is playing and that they could actually continue this run come the end of the season. Arsenal are stuttering while Mauricio Pochettino’s team are starting to purr and at the right time too.
The ability to come back
Tottenham could have capitulated many times this season in their title charge but they seem to be built on sturdy stuff, even against Swansea they went down and could have gone completely bonkers but they didn’t and slowly they got their feet back into the game, eventually winning it.
Tottenham seem to have a lot of steel in their side or at least their youthful exuberance is helping them mask the deficiencies of experience. Whatever it is for the side from London it is working and who knows, this kind of ability to come back from trailing but more importantly winning games which count is the way for Spurs and something that Arsenal can pick up on also.
Arsenal are still the favourites to win the league title, even after their horrible form since the start of the year. They are the ones who are supposed to take the league by storm and win the title ahead of Leicester but that is something not expected from Tottenham.
Pochettino’s men do not have to worry about any sort of pressure on their shoulders, they are just doing what they are supposed to and have crept up the table. Title talk might be a little hush-hush at Spurs at the moment but this side could well do something that no Spurs has done since the 1960-61 season and that is to win the league.