Published: Fri, May 05, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Spurs will take title race down to the wire - Chelsea's Matic

Spurs will take title race down to the wire - Chelsea's Matic

Spurs will nearly certainly finish in first or second place, after beating Arsenal 2-0, to extend their Premier League winning streak to nine games.

There was a dramatic start to the game as Marseille scored twice in the opening five minutes through Thauvin and Maxime Lopez.

Arsenal's Arsène Wenger played down the significance of Spurs finishing above them in the table.

"When I say about wanting to be part of something special, I mean winning trophies".

Mourinho still has a positive relationship with many of his former players despite a disastrous a year ago at Stamford Bridge and his familiarity with Willian might help as he still needs convincing despite his growing discontent. "We finished 2015 eight points more than [Manchester] City if I remember well".

Manchester City failed to capitalise on other results as they drew away to Middlesbrough yesterday.

This is the type of pressure they will be under for the remainder of the season and Saturday might show, will they be able to handle it. Spurs need to show Chelsea that they are now the team to fear but I don't know are they good enough yet.

Thauvin, who is on loan from Newcastle, took his league tally for the season to 15 with further strikes after 63 and 89 minutes as Marseille coasted home.

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The Welsh side are two points off safety with three games left.

The Welshman has led the Potters to top-10 finishes in the last three seasons and cited raised expectations for the feelings of disquiet among sections of supporters.

But 5/2 on for a Tottenham win is about right when you look at the difference in quality in both line-ups. This was their first away point in the last six trips but the gap is still only two points to the bottom three. Just behind them are Manchester United with 65 points.

They must first, however, beat West Ham at the London Stadium, where the Hammers have struggled for form this term. In what could have been a winless season on the road, they finally gave their travelling fans a win, which has moved them into 14th place and all but safe from relegation. This is a top team.

"We know what it's like from when Leicester were playing previous year before us, and even today, that it's good to play first and put the pressure on", he added.

Chelsea took a significant step towards the Premier League title on Sunday with victory at Everton but Tottenham ensured the champagne will stay on ice for a bit longer with an impressive 2-0 win over Arsenal. This is one of the toughest competitions in the world.

Lukaku was not commanding against Chelsea but he has rejected a new deal at Goodison worth £140,000 a week and made it known he wants Champions League football, with his former club a possible buyer.

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