The title race: The pressure is all on Tottenham not Chelsea.
The title race is between Chelsea and Tottenham now without question and all we are reading about these days is the supposed pressure on ...
The title race is between Chelsea and Tottenham now without question and all we are reading about these days is the supposed pressure on Chelsea from Tottenham.
Being honest, I refuse the read most of the reports and opinions of pundits, ex-managers, ex-players and reporters who are paid handsomely well to write about Football despite never having played the game at the same levels.
All I read these days is how Tottenham are this, Tottenham are that, Tottenham's impressive form and how well Tottenham are playing at the moment. What makes it worse, and it will give everyone another reason to ramp up their praise, is the fact that Tottenham are likely to win again this weekend in the early Saturday kick-off at home to move within four points of Chelsea ahead of the Manchester United game on Sunday afternoon.
Let's point out one thing here which is blatantly obvious and a point that plenty of people choose to ignore, Chelsea are SEVEN points clear right now and I expect us to go to Old Trafford and beat Manchester United for a third time to re-establish our seven point gap to Tottenham.
I understand that people want to build up the title race as much as possible otherwise it would be boring. People talk of pressure in the run-in and I get that however, surely the pressure is ALL on Tottenham right now because they are chasing us as they had to do last season against Leicester and we all know how that turned out!
Tottenham are the only side on the planet that finished third in a two-horse title race, they bottled it last season and I am sure will be doing everything they can to ensure it does not happen again. However, you look across from North to West London at Chelsea and you see a team of winners. You see a manager that's a winner as a player and as a manager who knows exactly what it takes to get the job done.
Look at Antonio Conte right now and his performance over the course of the season so far. Does he look flustered and under pressure at any stage? As he has all season, Conte will ensure that he prepares his players for every single game, one game at a time and will focus purely on three points.
The pressure is ALL on Tottenham not Chelsea in the title race.