'I'm not giving up hope' - Tottenham fans react on Twitter to Chelsea win v Middlesbrough
By Harvey Byrne
Chelsea earned a comfortable 3-0 win against Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening – and Tottenham fans have given a mixed reaction on Twitter.
Spurs had been keeping the pace with leaders Chelsea in the second half of the campaign and were on a stunning run of nine consecutive league wins.
However, a 1-0 defeat against West Ham at the London Stadium on Friday evening brought a crashing end to that run, while Chelsea’s Monday victory has now put them seven points clear with just three matches to play.
But, some fans on social media are refusing to give up on their hopes on winning the Premier League title before it becomes mathematically impossible.
Meanwhile, others were still keen to point out that it was a good season for Tottenham despite it now looking unlikely they will walk away with the title.
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Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Chelsea result softens the blow from Friday.As many of said,we were never really in the race,only the bottler brigade thought diffrent #coys
— Craig Buck (@CraigBuckUK) May 8, 2017
All about improving our squad in the summer. Fabregas & Willian aren't regulars for Chelsea but make telling contributions #COYS
— Chris Baker (@CDBaker86) May 8, 2017
Chelsea 7 points clear and 9 still to play for – I'm not giving up hope until we get put out of our misery … #COYS
— Paul Kramer v Kramer (@P_K_Tips) May 8, 2017
— In POCH we trust (@BenHotspur) May 8, 2017
— Becci ???? (@beccithfc) May 8, 2017
I'm not that bothered about losing a few matches at the end of the season & coming 2nd, if the players still look strong & determined #COYS
— SpursDiver (@spursdiver) May 8, 2017
Boro relegated! I tell you what . . . I wouldn't mind Negredo as a backup to Harry Kane for next season if we flog Janssen! #THFC
— John Hall (@JohnHall1985) May 8, 2017
Tottenham last claimed a league title in 1961 under Bill Nicholson, while they were also considered last season’s champions Leicester’s main contenders until a disastrous run saw them finish the campaign in third place.
But, there have been encouraging signs under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino since his appointment in the summer of 2014 and the club will be hoping to take one step further next season.
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