“There are a few teams like Leicester, by the way, who are on the other side of the coin, having lost some of their key players and they have the memory of what happened last season, and ‘can we hang on’ is their mentality. Little shifts like that have a big impact.”

Mourinho under pressure as Tottenham lost to West Ham

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Tottenham take on Crystal Palace next and must win to continue their momentum. With Chelsea playing fellow top-four hopefuls Everton on Monday, there will be points dropped. And it is imperative that Mourinho’s team are in a position to make the most of it.