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Too late for Tottenham title challenge
12 April 2017, 10:59
Too late for Tottenham title challenge
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Tottenham made light work of Watford on Saturday afternoon, hammering the Hornets 4-0 at White Hart Lane. Spurs were superb throughout and the score could have been far worse for Walter Mazzarri’s visitors.

The game also saw the return from injury off the bench of England striker Harry Kane. The 23-year-old had missed the last three top-flight games through injury. His return will definitely aid Spurs’ challenge for the Premier League title.

However, with just seven games of the season remaining it seems like the north London side have a bit too much to do to catch league leaders Chelsea at the top of the table. The Blues remain on course to win the title and are seven points clear of Tottenham.

The leaders have recovered well from a shock 2-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace by recording two consecutive home wins in the Premier League, including a 3-1 win at Bournemouth on Saturday evening.

Despite the Palace defeat, it looks unlikely that Antonio Conte’s side will slip-up enough times for Tottenham to nip in and win the league. The Blues would likely need to lose two games and draw one of their remaining games and Tottenham would have to win all of their remaining games to catch up.

The team from north London do have what looks like a favourable fixture list heading into the final straight of the league. However, Chelsea now look have regained their form and poise.

There is no doubt that Mauricio Pochettino is building a very capable squad at White Hart Lane. The likes of Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane would cause any defence problems, while their defence is also very solid.

With some more quality players added to their squad to boost their strength-in-depth Tottenham will be real contenders for the Premier League next season. This season they have left themselves just a bit too much to do.

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West Bromwich

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Arsenal
Everton FC

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Burnley FC
West Ham

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OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Chelsea FC 93 38 30 3 5 85 33 52
2. Tottenham 86 38 26 8 4 86 26 60
3. Manchester City 78 38 23 9 6 80 39 41
4. Liverpool FC 76 38 22 10 6 78 42 36
5. Arsenal 75 38 23 6 9 77 44 33
6. Manchester United 69 38 18 15 5 54 29 25
7. Everton FC 61 38 17 10 11 62 44 18
8. Southampton 46 38 12 10 16 41 48 -7
9. Bournemouth 46 38 12 10 16 55 67 -12
10. West Bromwich 45 38 12 9 17 43 51 -8
11. West Ham 45 38 12 9 17 47 64 -17
12. Leicester City 44 38 12 8 18 48 63 -15
13. Stoke City 44 38 11 11 16 41 56 -15
14. Crystal Palace 41 38 12 5 21 50 63 -13
15. Swansea City 41 38 12 5 21 45 70 -25
16. Burnley FC 40 38 11 7 20 39 55 -16
17. Watford FC 40 38 11 7 20 40 68 -28
18. Hull City 34 38 9 7 22 37 80 -43
19. Middlesbrough 28 38 5 13 20 27 53 -26
20. Sunderland 24 38 6 6 26 29 69 -40

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