Sky Sports pundit: The Premier League title was won after this Tottenham result
By Harvey Byrne
Sky Sports pundit and former England international Stuart Pearce believes the Premier League title was won after Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final win over Tottenham.
The two London clubs met at Wembley earlier in the month with the hopes of reaching the final of England’s prestigious competition.
Many felt as though the match may have a say on which direction the title would eventually end up and after Chelsea emerged 4-2 victors in the cup tie some believed it will have given them a mental boost, while deflating Tottenham.
But, Spurs have managed to pick up two victories from their two matches after the cup clash, while the Blues have also responded with two wins, keeping the point separation to four.
Now, Pearce would seemingly agree with the view that Chelsea have been handed a major boost after their cup win and he has told how he believes they have already won the title after their result against Tottenham.
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“If you could handpick four Premier League games and handpick how many of them were going to be at home, that is the perfect scenario you’re looking at there,” told Pearce on Sky Sports News’ Premier League Daily show on Monday morning when talking about Chelsea’s run-in.
“Sunderland can’t buy a victory, Middlesbrough struggle to score goals, Watford very inconsistent, West Brom have got their 40 points. It’s a perfect run-in.
“I think the title was won when they walked away from Wembley a couple of weeks a go and they beat Tottenham. I think psychologically the title was won then and they’ve just enhanced that by winning at Everton.”
Tottenham will take on West Ham at the London Stadium next on Monday and will then have to wait to see how Chelsea get on when they face Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge the following Monday.
Spurs will then host Manchester United before travelling to Leicester and Hull to see the season out, while the Blues have a relatively easier final run of fixtures with home matches against Watford and Sunderland alongside travelling to West Brom, who have been in dismal form lately.
In other Tottenham news, Steve McCalren has told how Christian Eriksen is proving him wrong.