Date: 17th April 2017 at 10:32am
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As the title race looks set to go to the wire!

It`s the morning after the night before, the anger at which Chelsea laid-down in front of a Manchester United side who aren`t in the same class as us, still burns fiercely, as does the imprint of Jose Mourinho thumping his heart in front of the Stretford End indicating where his heart lies.

But that`s football isn`t it?

A game where you should never take anything for granted.

As it stands this Easter Monday morning, Chelsea are 4 points ahead of Tottenham with 6 games to play, a position, as several others have pointed out, many other clubs would kill for.

As the nerves start to kick in though, we`re going to take a look at the 6 games both sides still have to play.

Starting with Chelsea

Of the 6 games left, Chelsea have 4 at home and 2 away.

Southampton (h) – A tricky Tuesday night fixture, even more so considering we`ll have faced Spurs at Wembley, a matter of days before in an FA Cup semi-final, but it`s a fixture many would expect Chelsea to win, even more so if Antonio Conte gives the side the rollicking they deserve after the loss at Old Trafford.

Everton (a) – Possibly the most difficult game Chelsea have left to play, Everton are formidable at Goodison Park and we all know what Romelu Lukaku can do after the way in which he destroyed us in the FA Cup a while ago. A point could be a good result.

Middlesbrough (h) – The side from Smog City are facing relegation, they`ll be looking to keep it tight but it looks to be an ideal game for Cesc Fabregas to add to his assists total, but it could be a nervous night settled by the odd-goal.

West Brom (a) – Chelsea have had some odd results at the Hawthorns but it isn`t a place we should fear going to. Tony Pulis side will be hard to break down but Chelsea will do it, a win for the Blues.

Watford (h) – The Vicarage Road side rolled over for Spurs but I can`t believe they`ll do something similar against us. Another nervy night beckons but if we score once we`ll overwhelm them.

Sunderland (h) – The Black Cats will be relegated by the time they arrive at Stamford Bridge, but could that make them a more dangerous proposition? Keep Defoe quiet and the three points will be ours.

Assuming my mystic powers are correct, I reckon Chelsea will add another 16 points out of the 18 available.

Continuing with Tottenham:

Of the 6 games left, Spurs have 4 away and just 2 at White Hart Lane.

Crystal Palace (a) – Palace are on a fine run of form, Sam Allardyce has done exactly what it says on his tin, keeping them in the Premier League. But don`t be too surprised is they, like Watford and Bournemouth, roll over for Spurs, a Spurs win!

Arsenal (h) – A tough North London derby, not a chance. Wenger`s a fading force, his team is lightweight and will fold under the pressure Spurs will exert, another Spurs win!

West Ham (a) – A visit to the London Stadium looks a tough fixture on paper, but West Ham, without Payer are a poor side, expect the Hammers to be another side to roll over for Spurs, another Spurs win!

Manchester United (h) – This could be the one, this could be the game that sees Spurs unbeaten run end with Jose Mourinho riding into town, but Mourinho`s side will have slipped out of top-four contention and will be focussing on Europa League glory, yet another Spurs win!

Leicester City (a) – The Foxes are on a roll since Ranieri was axed, if their Champions League ambitions have been quashed by then, they`ll give Spurs a good game, but can they win? Possibly, but probably not. A win for Spurs but Leicester won`t roll over.

Hull City (a) – Could the Hull Tigers be fighting for their Premier league lives in this one? Nope! They`ll be down by then and will put up some resistance but not much. A win for Spurs.

By my calculations and with sides continuing to lie down for Spurs, the side from N17 will collect maximum points between now and the end of the season, thereby meaning that Chelsea will win the title by just 2 points or just 1 if we get beaten at Goodison Park.

Suddenly there is no margin for error.

But what are your thoughts on the above?

We`d be interested to read them in our comments facility.

 
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21 Replies to “Who Is Your Money On?”

  • By your calculations if Spurs win all their games, I don’t think Chelsea will win the league. We need Spurs to drop just 2 points for us to win the league..

  • I am very worried now because Spurs don’t really look like dropping any points whereas Chelsea look a dead cert to lose at Everton, they also have a struggle on their hand to beat a rested Southampton on the Tuesday after a grueling FA Cup SF and WBA can either be easy or a nightmare depending on Tony Pulis’s mood that day. Yesterday’s performance was so shockingly bad and lethargic it can only put doubts in your mind. Clutching at straws. I remember back in December Spurs were free scoring and beating everyone easily when they rocked up to Old Trafford to play Man Utd. Man Utd beat them 1-0 and Spurs looked almost as abject as Chelsea did yesterday. However, after that loss Spurs just started winning easily again. So it might just be how Man Utd play against the top teams at home that makes the opposition look terrible. We better pray that’s the case. Because we look like we are in big trouble. If we lose the league from 10 points clear I’m not even sure Conte will be our manager next season as Roman doesn’t take humiliation well.

  • come up straight wit ur article, if ur in support of spurs to win d league jas say it clear. dnt understand dis coz spurs were futunate 2 av winnable games. nw I tink we not going 2 win all our games bt spurs will drop points with palace, leceista and man u. mark my words.

  • A driver is just what this team need we have one in Ngolo Kante. Conte please make another a priority next summer. Matic can no longer cope with this league.

  • Timi Ramsey, you’re brave! You must have missed Jermaine Jenas’ analysis of your loss to Utd, yesterday, on MoTD2. He said, paraphrasing: The whole world could see Hererra doing a man-marking job on Hazard, and Conte could do sweet FA about it.

    So, my question, to you, is, having seen Hererra on Hazard, what do you think Koeman and Pulis will do. And, before that you have the Semis against us. Now, we undeservedly lost 2-1 to you at Stamford Bridge, and nailed you at The Lane. We feel we have the measure of any team that plays a system (3-5-2) they don’t know well enough to adapt to different formations. That system isn’t yours.

    As for N’golo, they say he covers the 40% of terra firma that water hasn’t covered. Well, he can run all he likes, but, when either Claudio Yacoub or Idrissa Gana have taken Hazard out the equation, whom will N’golo feed the ball to … Costa? Is he back from China; filty lucre.

  • Here’s the blueprint, jose mourinho’s style of taking us across the final line as champions in 2014/2015 season. Close up shop, play solid, very compact and wait your chance to kill the game off. a series of 1nil victories will be ideal. Time to forget the idea of football thingy and become very practical. Jose did this when he figured our players were becoming lethargic and porous. It will be wise to follow suit. Conte will either be a wise man or a fool going forward.

  • Deres a big problem wit Costa, he’s a very bad player wen he’s not scoring, coz he has no vision, poor ball control, always losing possession wit unnecessary runs. he plays lik a 40 year old. he doesn’t score headers. He stands wen crosses com in2 d box never attackin balls in d air. pls av u guyz noticed dat frm Costa. ?

  • Conte doesn’t seem to trust Ake & Bats and it is a big problem for us. When Moses was out against Crystal palace, in hindsight, the obvious replacement should have been Zouma then Azpi to wing RB. Instead,he put Pedro & killed our counter attacking threats. Yesterday against Man united, with Alonso out,the only replacement should have been Ake. The tactics used by Mourinho should be expected from Southampton with Shane Long & Redmond because we had problems coping with the pace of Rashford & Lingard. If Conte has concluded that Bats is worse than Costa’s form since the failed China move, then we should begin to be more worried

  • Conte doesn’t seem to trust Ake & Bats and it is a big problem for us. When Moses was out against Crystal palace, in hindsight, the obvious replacement should have been Zouma then Azpi to wing RB. Instead,he put Pedro & killed our counter attacking threats. Yesterday against Man united, with Alonso out,the only replacement should have been Ake. The tactics used by Mourinho should be expected from Southampton with Shane Long & Redmond because we had problems coping with the pace of Rashford & Lingard. If Conte has concluded that Bats is worse than Costa’s form since the failed China move, then we should begin to be more worried

  • It is easier to destroy than to build one’s reputation. Antonio Conte’s love to Costa will be his undoing. All that he tried to build in the last few months will just crumble if Chelsea fails to win the league. The Costa who carried Chelsea on his shoulders during the first half of the season is different from the Costa of now and I hope the manager could see that.

  • Mourinho didn’t close up shop when our players became “lethargic”. If anything to play that Mourinho style again our players can’t be lethargic.

  • Spurs has a very tough run in guys..look at their games united, west ham away, arsenal , palace away…no chance they will win all 6 ..most prolly they will lose points in 2 of the 6 games at least…Chelsea though needs to beat Spurs in the FA cup..thats the one way of getting the confidence back and denting spurs’ confidence…also we have been quite successsfull against everton in the past…not worried in the least..but i hope conte plays hazard, willian and pedro against southhampton… i remember we were brutal in 1/2 games we played this formation when costa was out.

  • Chelsea will limp over the finishing line to with the league by a couple of points. Hopefully then Conte will be given the necessary funds to purchase the players he sees fit to wear the blue jersey.

  • @roforoSpurs – will you still grace our presence here when you DON’T win the league? By all means, we’d love to have you. I’ll be the first to call you out. Good friends stick together, after all…

  • Lol rofo what are you getting out of your time here? Jeez its as if you already won the league. I personally consider Totenham a big club now and our main cross town rival, not Arsenal. Why don’t you start acting like a big club fan.

  • @roforofoSpurs – where are you now? You want to talk about the match, bro? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA….

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