Anything can happen in football we all know that, I mean, Leicester City won the Premier League, didn’t they? But common sense has to prevail and the brutal hard truth is that Arsenal, Chelsea and Man Utd will probably be fighting for the one top-four spot next season.
The reality is that Man City and Liverpool are miles ahead of the rest of the top six and that only Tottenham have any realistic hope of closing that gap.
There is no point burying our heads in the sand and getting all tribal where Tottenham are concerned, that have a better squad, a top-class manager, have bought a hell of a player in Tanguy Ndombele and even if they were to lose Christian Ericksen they would have the funds to find an able replacement.
And they can offer Champions League football.
But that positive outlook does not apply to either Chelsea or Man Utd.
Chelsea have an unproven inexperienced manager and have lost their best player. They can say they have added Christian Pulisic to their squad but he is no Eden Hazard and while they can offer Champions League football it does them no good in the transfer market due to the transfer embargo they are under. Simply put, they are weaker now than they were last season.
United are not much better off, the jury is definitely still out on Ole Gunnar Solskaer, they are likely to lose Paul Pogba and they cannot offer any new signings Champions League football. They have bought a couple of players but neither is what you would call a big name and while they have spent heavily on Aaron Wan-Bissaka, he is still very inexperienced and is far from being enough at this point.
We have lost Aaron Ramsey and only brought in the teenager Gabriel Martinelli, so we can hardly claim to have strengthened at this moment in time but that is not the point.
The point is that as things stand right now our nearest rivals are doing no better than us and it is Chelsea and Man Utd that we have to focus on next season.
We are not going to win the title without a miracle occurring, we desperately need a top-four finish and unless there is a dramatic turn around in events, like Chelsea’s transfer ban being lifted or United poaching Pochettino then there is no reason why we cannot be confident of finishing above those two next season.
That has to be our focus.