Pat Nevin delivers Tottenham title verdict, explains great pressure
By Dominic Toner
Pat Nevin feels that Tottenham are the side under pressure in the fight for the title as current leaders Chelsea can still afford to drop points.
The two London rivals are competing for the Premier League title this season and also meet on Saturday in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
The Blues have been the strong favourites for the crown during most of the season and have thrived under the management of Antonio Conte, but a recent blip has seen the nerves set in.
Meanwhile, Spurs have won their last seven consecutive league games and are now just four points behind the leaders, with six fixtures still remaining.
Ex-Chelsea player Nevin believes that his former side are now under pressure from chasers Spurs, but feels Mauricio Pochettino’s team will still have obstacles to overcome this season.
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“Can Spurs keep up their incredible run and what will happen if they have an off day over the next few weeks?” Nevin wrote on Chelsea’s official website. “Remember Chelsea can still afford to drop a few more points, Spurs cannot.
“Now that is real pressure and they have not really felt it yet, but they almost certainly will at some point between now and the end of the campaign. The pressure is on, but it is on everyone.”
Spurs have managed to cut the deficit to just four points behind Chelsea and supporters are now dreaming of their first ever Premier League title.
The north London club have all the momentum on their side and have been boosted by the return of their star forward Harry Kane from injury.
They have won their last two matches by comprehensive 4-0 scorelines and look deadly in front of goal.
However, four of their remaining six league fixtures are away and they have won just six of their 15 away games in the top flight this season.
Pochettino will be hoping his side can continue with their commanding form and hope that Chelsea slip up.
In other Tottenham news, Jamie Carragher has delivered his verdict on the club’s title hopes.