The run-in: Assessing Spurs’ title chances

Tottenham Hotspur remain in the title race after their 3-1 win over Leicester City on Sunday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men are five points behind Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the table and, while they face a difficult run-in, fans in north London are dreaming of potential glory.

Spurs’ run-in: Burnley (A), Chelsea (A), Arsenal (H), Southampton (A), Crystal Palace (H), Liverpool (A), Brighton (H), Huddersfield Town (H), Manchester City (A), West Ham (H), Bournemouth (A), Everton (H). 

Such is the gap to the top, Spurs probably need to win every game between now and the end of the season and, looking at their run-in, that is going to be a tough ask.

Two London derbies back-to-back against Chelsea and Arsenal are sure to test the mental reserves within Pochettino’s side, while trips to Liverpool and Manchester City could see title credentials either solidified or blown apart.

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A home clash with West Ham looks slightly tasty, too, particularly if Spurs are still in the race. Manuel Pellegrini’s men would love to play spoiler.

However, their final two games, against Bournemouth and Everton, are soft, particularly with neither side likely to be fighting for much come the end of the season.

Southampton and Palace could be fighting for their lives come their games, but, sadly, Huddersfield may well be relegated by the time they visit Spurs.

Predicted points: 24/36 – Spurs finish on 84 points

Spurs are likely to beat Burnley.

Draws with Chelsea and Arsenal are also foreseeable, particularly with the sides meeting in succession. Southampton and Palace should be beatable, as are Brighton and Huddersfield.

Trips to Liverpool and City are huge, but Spurs’ record at both Anfield and the Etihad Stadium is not good. Expect brave losses.

A point against West Ham would be a blow, but it is the Hammers’ biggest game of the season – they will certainly turn up.

Wins against Bournemouth and Everton will end a fantastic season on a high, even if the tally of 84 points is unlikely to see Spurs crowned champions.