Tottenham looking like genuine title contenders, with Spurs two points behind Manchester City and Arsenal
At the start of the season, Tottenham supporters would have been delighted with the prospect of a top-four finish, although it appears that Spurs could go even higher than fourth.
Sunday’s 4-1 win over West Ham on Sunday means that the north London side sit fifth in the table and just two points behind Manchester City and Arsenal, with Manchester United sitting in second and Leicester in top spot.
Indeed, Mauricio Pochettino’s team have not lost a Premier League clash since that opening day defeat at Old Trafford, with four wins and three draws at White Hart Lane a solid base for a potential title challenge.
Sky Bet offer 25/1 about Tottenham winning the title and it looks to be a more open contest than previous seasons, with defeats for City and Arsenal on Saturday illustrating that there is no stand-out team in the Premier League this term.
Pochettino is clearly satisfied with how the season is going, especially now that Harry Kane is starting to get among the goals.
“You could see how the players believed in the way we play and, when you are in a group and you share the philosophy and believe it is the best in the world, you can be very proud” he said.
“It was a complete performance from the team,” Pochettino said. “Maybe, it was the best of the season but it was certainly one of the best. It’s about philosophy, and how we defend when we don’t have the ball. You can see Harry Kane, and how hard he works to recover the ball.
“We have a very strong mentality in the team in terms of working to help our team-mates. And, when we have the ball, we always look forward. At 3-0 up, you can manage the game but, in the last 10 minutes, we were always trying to score. This, I like.
“We were fantastic but in football, you have to show it today and tomorrow, in the coming games. We have to show the level that we reached here. We cannot stop. We are happy but we need to improve. Our mentality is step by step.”
Manchester City remain favourites at 7/5 to win the Premier League title, with Arsenal a 9/4 shout (William Hill), while Coral go 4/1 about a Manchester United not earning too many plaudits but getting the job done every week.
All odds were correct at time of posting.