'Not over till it's over' - Tottenham fans defiant on PL title hopes as Chelsea beat Southampton
By Danny Wright
Tottenham fans have refused to accept that their bid to win the Premier League title is over, despite Chelsea moving seven points clear at the top of the table on Tuesday night.
Antonio Conte’s men ran out 4-2 winners against Southampton at Stamford Bridge to put the pressure on Spurs to respond with a result at Crystal Palace on Wednesday.
Eden Hazard, Gary Cahill and a Diego Costa brace ensured that the Blues would pick up all three points against a stubborn Saints side that were perhaps the best side in the first-half.
Former Chelsea players Oriol Romeu and Ryan Bertrand were both on the scoresheet for Claude Puel’s side, but couldn’t do anything to stop the inspirational displays from both Hazard and Costa, who returned to the starting line-up for the tie.
Tottenham fans, in a show of defiance, are keeping the faith that their side can win their first Premier League title.
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However, the more realistic supporters have conceded defeat to their bitter London rivals.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
If #Tottenham play their joker tomorrow
— Dan Tracey (@dantracey1983) April 25, 2017
It's not over; the biggest chance of Chelsea dropping points is Sunday. We just need to do our job tomorrow. #COYS
— Liamo (@LiamoCOYS) April 25, 2017
— Darren Sheen (@chessspur) April 25, 2017
We HAVE to win tomorrow to get over the semi and to keep it alive #coys
— Kieran Kirschner (@kkirschy23) April 25, 2017
Anything can happen over 6 games. They lost at home to Palace recently.
— Gary Chapman (@Gazby77) April 25, 2017
— Aaron Moore (@Moore0_0) April 25, 2017
Don't worry about Chelsea, it's extremely likely the title is theirs. Just enjoy the way we're playing and the direction we're heading #COYS
— The Great Gatsby (@HotchPrainer) April 25, 2017
— KerryCOYS ???? (@ElectricEriksen) April 25, 2017
Spurs have a tougher run of final fixtures than Chelsea.
Pochettino’s men have two home games remaining at White Hart Lane, but both are against Arsenal and Manchester United, who will certainly prove to be tricky visitors.
Chelsea’s hardest game is perhaps a trip to Everton, but that is their only fixture with a fellow top-seven side.
In other Tottenham news, Graham Roberts has issued a warning to the club’s star players.