Tottenham could finish 8th despite “best start in 59 years”

Before we begin to look towards todays game, let’s take a moment to have a little laugh at Tottenham.

They have been digging Arsenal out these last few weeks for “bottling the league”. But let’s not forget that 10 games in Spurs were being talked about as title contenders.

Spurs were sitting 3rd in the league after 10 games. They were experiencing their best start to a season to a season since 1963; 59 years ago. they had begun to build a lead on those other top 4 contenders.

Following their loss to Aston Villa, they now sit:

25 points behind Man City
9 points behind Newcastle
9 points behind Manchester United
5 points behind Liverpool
Level on points with Aston Villa

With Brighton having 3 games in hand, Tottenham could finish outside of the European places.

In a 3 horse race for the Premier League title, Spurs could finish 8th!!!

Moving onto us, today will not be easy.

Brighton are a very good side, and capable of beating anyone in this league on their day. Their 8th place position is false due to their 3 games in hand. My gut is they will probably finish 6.

But it is the type of game we should be winning if we want to win the league. And with just 3 games to go it is a match we have to win if that is going to be this season.

Reality is, we can not afford to drop anymore points this season.

Expecting Manchester City to fail to win 2 of their last 4 games is a huge ask. Expecting them to not win 3 out of 4 is implausible.

They face Everton at Goodison before we kick off. I do not think they will drop points despite their mid week trip to Real Madrid.

They could make 7 outfield changes to the team that drew with Madrid and their XI would still look like:

Lewis Stones Laporte Gomes
Philips Gundogan
de Buryne
Mahrez Alvarez Foden

Ultimately, we just need to keep focusing on ourselves.

As Mikel Arteta has said, win our games and put ourselves in a position to take advantage of any City slip ups.

We could end up with 90 points and that lot up the road will say how we bottled winning the league. Meanwhile they could finish 8th, with Ryan Mason as their new manager and Harry Kane packing his bags to Manchester United.




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