Tottenham’s Chances To Win The Title: Can They Do It?

Mauricio Pochettino

Can they actually do it? Leicester seems to be their only obstacle ahead. But is that entirely true? Should we believe that only Leicester stands between Spurs and the title? No.

Unfortunately for Tottenham, they have a fixture list which does not favour them. They have teams who are used to finishing in European spots still to play while their season can come crashing on them during this international break with injuries to crucial players.

Harry Kane is the clubs only outright striker. Although Chadli and Son can fill in for those spots, its not a position they would have be forced to alter in the dying stages of this season especially with the striker in superb form, chasing the golden boot.

His link up play with Delle Alli has been a big plus for the team. The duo have won Spurs numerous games this season and Pochetino would hope that this continues till the side finally and hopefully cross all hurdles and get that Premier League trophy.

Other than the goal scorers, Moussa Dembele is a player who had proven to be a crucial cog in Pochetino’s pressing system. Without the Belgian, Spurs midfield look very toothless. They lose their punch and audacity to win the ball back. The fitness level of the Belgian is going to be a key part of the chances that Spurs have to win the Premier League.

In defence, Trippier and Davies both have found themselves on the plus side of Pochetino’s rotation policy but should this continue? Spurs are left in only the one competition now and with that being the most important, Spurs should stick with their best combination for the final 4. Kyle Walker and Rose offer much more experience but Trippier’s crossing is something that Spurs could definitely use in games that opposition teams look to narrow out and frustrate the strikers. That right back slot should be changed regarding the tactics of the opposition in question.

Fitness, team selection and not dreaming too much. The 3 things that are going to ultimately be the deciding factors on Spurs winning the league. Spurs have done it so well so far but will it continue?

As an optimistic football fan, I sure hope they do. What a story it would be.. Football will be the real winner.

 

Written by Alankrith Shankar

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