With seven games remaining and only seven points separating Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur we are now really entering the business end of the season.
People have been saying for a quite while now that this league has been consigned to the ashes but I’m not so sure. While Chelsea undoubtedly hold all the cards I feel that Spurs could have a lot to say in the title run in yet.
While one could argue that chelsea have marginally a more favourable run in of fixtures, a victory for Manchester United at Old Trafford this weekend would really throw a spanner in the works. While United at the theatre of dreams may not be as daunting as before, one can be sure Jose Mourinho would take great pride in halting chelsea’s charge at the title especially after the 4-0 drubbing he suffered earlier in the season on his return to the bridge after his acrimonious departure the season before. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic back and scoring goals United have every chance of capitalising on Chelsea’s recent struggles at the back. There was a time about mid way through the season it seemed as though Chelsea wouldn’t concede again all season with their new formation causing untold problems for opposition teams trying to break them down. However, the blues have now conceded in each of their last nine games – a worrying stat for Antonio Conte and all wannabe managers on fantasy football (Including myself!) The return of goal machine Harry Kane at the weekend is also a timely boost for spurs.
While parallels could be drawn between the title run in and the back nine at Augusta on sunday last with two heavyweights seemingly pulling away from the chasing pack I feel that it is unlikely we will see the less favoured Spurs’ name etched on the trophy come the 21st May.