Saturday, 23 September, 2017

Spurs uses improved mentality to chase Chelsea for PL title

Football: Tottenham close gap on Chelsea Premier League: Spurs Close in on Chelsea, Palace Share Points with Leicester
Spencer Simpson | 18 April, 2017, 01:46

Spurs beat Bournemouth for a seventh straight league win and moved to within four points of Chelsea before the Blues meet Manchester United on Sunday.

"Our job is done now, we have the three points and now we'll see what happens tomorrow".

Tottenham ended up drawing two and losing two of their final four matches last season to finish below not only the champions, Leicester, but also - for the 21st season in a row - their north London neighbours, Arsenal.

He said: "It could be a big thing psychologically". A big game for the club, a massive semi-final and you never know.

Goal reports that Saturday's game was also Everton's 8th Premier League win on the run at home in Goodison Park, lifting them to 5th position on the log.

Whoever wins at Wembley and advances into the final will hold a psychological edge going into the final six Premier League games.

Kane believes Saturday's clash with Chelsea will present a crucial opportunity to derail the Blues' title-charge this season, with the gap now standing at four points.

But now I think you understand more our behaviour against Chelsea (when Spurs had nine players booked and lost Mousa Dembele to a six-game ban).

Admittedly the Black Cats were playing West Ham, who in recent times have looked just as bad, so we're not sure how much a 2-2 draw between the two actually says about either side's quality or tactics.

The 23-year-old still has a long way to go to match the exploits of Greaves, but his goals are helping Tottenham stay in touch with leaders Chelsea as they try to win the English title since 1961 when Greaves was in his pomp.

Jan Vertonghen insists Tottenham do not fear Chelsea as Spurs aim to hand back-to-back defeats to their London rivals on Saturday. We have nothing to be afraid of.

"It was the most hard game we've had all season".

"They would be the team that we would aspire to be, in possession and out of possession", he said.

Three minutes later Spurs doubled the lead, with Harry Kane providing a sumptuous back-heeled assist to in-form forward Son Heung-Min, who then had the presence of mind to drill the ball through Boruc's legs at the near post.

Bournemouth are seven points above the relegation zone before the later kickoffs and probably need one more victory to guarantee a third season of top-flight football.

Third bottom Swansea were unable to take advantage of Hull's slip as they lost 1-0 at Watford after Etienne Capoue netted in the 42nd minute.

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