By Harvey Byrne
Sky Sports pundit and former West Brom striker Don Goodman believes that it is still all to play for in the Premier League title race, but has claimed the pressure is now growing on Tottenham.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team managed to reduce the point gap to just four points across the weekend as Spurs ran out a stunning 4-0 win over Bournemouth, while Chelsea fell to a 2-0 defeat against Manchester United.
There is still 18 points available to both sides with six matches of the league campaign left.
However, Goodman believes that Chelsea have the easier run in to the season’s end and has explained that the current gap between the top two sides may just be a bridge too far for Tottenham at this late stage.
“The closer Spurs get to Chelsea, the more pressure they are under to not drop points, not to lose games,” started Goodman speaking on Sky Sports News’ Premier League Daily show on Wednesday morning.
“It’s double-barrelled really. When you look at the fixtures they both have, you have to say it favours Chelsea on paper, but we all know football isn’t played on paper, so it’s going to be interesting.
“I think Chelsea play first don’t they in the next round of Premier League fixtures. If they can beat Southampton and get that gap back to seven, the real pressure then falls on Spurs who have a north London derby.
“So, it’s all to play for, but just as in 1999 you suspect that the four-point gap may just be a bridge too far.”
Tottenham still have difficult clashes against Arsenal and Manchester United coming up, while the highest placed side Chelsea have to play is Everton in seventh.
Additionally, Spurs have not won a league title since 1961, while the Blues won the Premier League as recently as 2015 under Jose Mourinho.
The two teams are also set to meet each other at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final clash on Saturday and the cup clash could have a huge say in which way the title ends up.
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