Tottenham handed Leicester City the Premier League title last night, but there was also severe damage to their grip on an expected top-two spot.
Chelsea came from 2-0 down last night to snatch a draw, much to the dismay of Tottenham’s players and fans, but Leicester and most other clubs fans celebrated an enigmatic Premier League title haul for the Foxes.
The game started perfectly for Spurs, but will now have to lick their wounds, and will also be hoping for some lenient treatment by the FA. Tottenham received a Premier League record nine yellow cards last night, while further bans are expected for Erik Lamela and Moussa Dembele for their parts in some disgusting scenes at Stamford Bridge.
Our neighbours also lost defensive pair Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose to injury during the game, and could also be doubts for their remaining two fixtures.
The club will most certainly receive a fine for such an abysmal display of discipline during the match, but the loss of Dembele and Lamela added to the already-missing Dele Alli and potential injured parties, could spell the end of their bid to finish in what they will think is a deserved second place.
Tottenham take on Manchester City’s conquerors next weekend, before travelling to play in-form Newcastle United, who are battling to save their place in the English top division, and I would not be surprised to see them fail in both!
We of course have the tough task of travelling to the Etihad next weekend, but after their devastating 4-2 loss this weekend, paired with the fact they have a huge game in midweek in the Champions League, and we could come away smelling of roses.
We will need four more points than our rivals from the upcoming pair of fixtures due to their dominant goal difference, but I wouldn’t be paying out any of my Tottenham pals just yet…
Do we believe in St Totteringham? Can Spurs gather themselves after such an emotional week?