Arsenal may be the closest challengers to Chelsea at the top of the table, but they are still a massive 8 points behind, with Liverpool 9 behind, and Tottenham one below them. Realistically every team from second to sixth will be praying that Liverpool beat Chelsea at Anfield tonight, and then Arsenal do the same on Saturday, but is that really feasible?
Well you never know in football, but the Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino fears that if Chelsea do beat Liverpool and then Arsenal, then the title race is all over bar the shouting. “If they win both games it will be difficult to stop them,” Pochettino said.
“We need to be focused on our game,” he added. “The most important thing is to get the three points for us.”
Having said that, the Spurs boss knows that all his team can do is keep picking up the points and hoping for a slip-up from the Blues. “If we win against Sunderland and Middlesbrough (on Saturday) we keep the same gap,” he said. “We need to feel that the three points are important for them but they are for us too. This is a very important game.”
The fact is that if Chelsea do win both, and Tottenham win their two (easyish) games, then Pochettino’s side will end the week in second place, with Arsenal and Liverpool dropping back. In my mind Arsenal simply MUST beat Chelsea (and Watford lol) and then we will be the only team with a real hope of catching Chelsea.
If we don’t then I guess its back to the fight for a Top Four place yet again….