Spurs’ top four chances
A mere month ago it looked like Tottenham would be mounting a title challenge and be competing with City and Liverpool at the top of the table. However, things have really changed since then and they are at risk of missing out on the top four. Since their win on the 10th of February against Leicester they have not won in four Premier League matches with two of those losses being against Burnley and Southampton who are fighting to avoid relegation. This has put them in a difficult position where they are currently still in third, albeit only one point ahead of Arsenal in fourth and only three points ahead of Manchester United in fifth.
Their next match is away to Liverpool which will be a very difficult match considering that Liverpool have not lost at home this season and have only conceded 9 goals at Anfield so far in the league. Another factor that will worry Spurs is that Chelsea and Arsenal are playing teams trying to avoid the drop whereas United are also at home to Watford which is a game they are expected to win. This could mean that Spurs are out of the top four by the end of the next game week. The race for the top four is the most competitive it has been in years and any mistake or loss could mean that you get pushed down a few places in the league.
After the game against Liverpool, Spurs have two easier home games against Palace and then Huddersfield. They then have to travel to the Etihad to face City, which again will be a very difficult game for Tottenham. Apart from these two games Spurs only face teams who are in the bottom half of the table which will give them some relief. However, if they do not improve their performances and results then they will be looking at missing out on Champions League football next year.