This is where Tottenham would be in the table if Mark Lawrenson got his predictions correct
By Amir Mir
Tottenham would be seventh in the Premier League table if Mark Lawrenson got all his predictions correct so far.
BBC Sports pundit Lawrenson regularly predicts midweek and weekend scores throughout the season.
The former centre-back has Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool sitting top of the pile with 21 wins to their name and zero defeats.
The Reds are 12 points ahead of Spurs in Lawrenson’s league table with Chelsea, Manchester United and City making up the rest of the top four.
In reality, Mauricio Pochettino’s side are in second, five points ahead of third-placed Liverpool and 11 points ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal.
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However, compared with Lawrenson, he has Spurs two places and two points behind their north London rivals.
As you would expect, the White Hart Lane faithful wouldn’t be too pleased with Lawrenson, but they would be glad that in reality, it is a completely different story.
For the first time in over two decades, Tottenham have the opportunity to finish above Arsenal in the table.
This time last season, Mauricio Pochettino’s side were well on course to breaking that stranglehold the Gunners have over them.
However, defeats against Chelsea and then a 5-1 thumping at the hands of relegated Newcastle on the last day of the season ensured that Arsenal finished above their rivals.
In other Tottenham news, Paul Merson has predicted the club’s clash against Watford.