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Tottenham’s Champions League hopes boosted by break

24 June 2020 | Premier League | Opinion
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Tottenham’s Champions League hopes boosted by break
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On Tuesday night Tottenham recorded a 2-0 home win against West Ham in the Premier League.

The win boosted their chances of claiming a Champions League spot for next season, as the victory saw Spurs move to within a point of Manchester United who occupy the last Champions League spot in the top-flight. The Red Devils have a game in-hand, though.

Two of the men who played a big part in the win over West Ham were forwards Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane. The pair and Tottenham have benefitted greatly from the enforced break due to COVID-19.

Before the break, both Son and Kane were ruled out for the remainder of the season. However, the three-month break has given them time to recover from their respective injuries and get themselves fit.

This is a major boost to Tottenham’s top-five hopes this season. They may have left it slightly late, but they certainly stand a better chance of qualifying for Europe’s elite competition with the talented attacking pair in the team.

Before the break Spurs looked lacking in the attacking areas, which is why they fell slightly behind the teams in the lucrative Champions League qualification spots.

Without a doubt, any team would suffer if they lost their most dangerous attacking players for any length of time.

Their return makes the race much more interesting and it would be hard to write-off Spurs, even if they still have major competition from several other clubs for a top-five finish.

Jose Mourinho was brought in to move Tottenham forward. They were in 13th place when the Portuguese head coach got the job, so they have moved forward in a sense. However, after so many straight years finishing in the top-four, anything but qualification for the Champions League this season will be a disappointment.

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WatfordNewcastle United
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England Premier League - predictions, tips, statistics
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Liverpool 93 35 30 3 2 76 27 49
2. Manchester City 72 35 23 3 9 91 34 57
3. Chelsea 60 35 18 6 11 63 49 14
4. Leicester City 59 35 17 8 10 65 36 29
5. Manchester United 58 34 16 10 8 59 33 26
6. Wolverhampton 55 35 14 13 8 48 37 11
7. Sheffield United 54 35 14 12 9 38 33 5
8. Tottenham 52 35 14 10 11 54 45 9
9. Arsenal 50 35 12 14 9 51 44 7
10. Burnley 50 35 14 8 13 39 47 -8
11. Everton 45 35 12 9 14 41 52 -11
12. Southampton 44 34 13 5 16 43 56 -13
13. Newcastle United 43 35 11 10 14 36 52 -16
14. Crystal Palace 42 35 11 9 15 30 45 -15
15. Brighton 36 35 8 12 15 36 52 -16
16. West Ham 34 35 9 7 19 44 59 -15
17. Watford 34 35 8 10 17 33 54 -21
18. Bournemouth 31 35 8 7 20 36 60 -24
19. Aston Villa 30 35 8 6 21 38 65 -27
20. Norwich City 21 35 5 6 24 26 67 -41

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