It’s a good thing I am not a drinker but watching Spurs take Stoke apart tonight drove me towards drink, knowing the Arsenal squad are currently capable of doing this but they just don’t. Matters made worse by the fact that Spurs currently have the best attack and defence in the league, parameters that justifies their claim to the title if they end up winning it. When an Arsenal fan gets to a point that he thinks that Spurs deserve the title provided they claw back the points on Leicester then you know he has lost the will to live just a bit!
Spurs knew they had to capitalise on Leicester dropping points and they went all out for it today, they took the game to Stoke . I compare this display of Spurs with the one of Arsenal at Old Trafford facing an understrength United team knowing they had to win and it’s like night and day. The desire, composure, organisation, drive and mindset of this young Spurs team is very enviable . A team is a reflection of its manager to a great degree and this team reflect their manager of two seasons Mauricio. He has carried on from Southampton and has gone on to instill his style of play and a stronger mentality in this Spurs squad.
So the lead at the top is now down to 5 with 4 games to go and with Spurs with the easier run of fixtures I wouldn’t be surprised if Spurs go on to win it and if they do, they would have deserved it, can’t believe I just wrote that. I witnessed the meltdown from Arsenal fans on twitter as a result of Spurs mauling Stoke I am trying to imagine what that would be like if Spurs actually went on to win it, Arsene will have to find somewhere to hide till next season starts.
Like someone said on twitter can Arsenal give the 6 points they took of Leicester back? It hasn’t done Arsenal any good…
It’s the midweek games left now and the source of football joy remains my fantasy league. I am off to eat some chocolate, ice cream then sleep.
Another premier league weekend is here and as it stands Leicester are closer to their first title with their win last weekend, they can afford to lose two games in the run in and still win the league . Got it wrong last week with my predictions or wish as some of you have you called my predictions. I got two out of three regarding my predictions With an Arsenal Win, Spurs dropping two points at Liverpool although three would have been better and Leicester securing all three points at home to Southampton though I predicted a draw. Watching the Leicester game I must say the collective determination and hardwork of the team is immense I could hardly remember their goalkeeper having to make a save, all the players in front of him worked extremely hard on a day they didn’t play that well. I still don’t know how Ngolo Kante does it but he seems to be everywhere on the pitch, for his small frame versus his effectiveness in his role he totally dispels the myth of having to be of an imposing size to be effective as a defensive midfielder.
This weekend’s games brings up a tough away game at West Ham for Arsenal, Spurs are at home to Manchester united and Leicester are away to Sunderland. West Ham at home to Arsenal is a tough one and that new team balance that Coquelin and Elneny provide will be tested, my advice do not bring down any West Ham player near the 18 yard box, any free kick conceded in that area with Payet in the team is as good as a penalty! If the team is disciplined and focused I see an Arsenal win with West Ham having an FA cup replay 2 days after the weekend game. Spurs at home to Manchester will be fun to watch fingers crossed LVG and his boys get the job done. Leicester at Sunderland will likely be a draw, Ranieri and his boys just don’t know how to lose at the moment and totally deserve to be where they are.
Moving away from tomorrow’s game I saw the Liverpool Dortmund game last night and Klopp is slowly transforming that team, impressive display in Germany. When Klopp gets his hands on his own players in the summer transfer window they are going to be a force in the league next season.
So here’s to an Arsenal win tomorrow and everybody else dropping points that means the remaining games ending in draws, that would be something. Anyways off to sort my fantasy league at least that is giving me joy as I am top in all the leagues I am involved in but one. Any ideas on who to buy this weekend guys?
I am still hopeful of a Leicester wobble although that fades more and more with a every point they get on the board!
Thank God the international break is over now we can get back to real football. The Premier League beckons again this weekend and we are in the homestretch with 7 games to go in the season. Can’t believe it’s just 7 games to go can still remember predictions from the likes of Robbie Savage about Ranieri at Leicester making them candidates for relegation and Cech ditching the blue of London for the red of North London, it’s all gone by so fast!
This weekend throws up very interesting matchups with Liverpool at home to Tottenham and Leicester at home to Southampton while Arsenal are at home to their FA conquerors Watford.
Liverpool have 2 games in hand and are definitely in the race for that fourth position along with West Ham, Manchester United and Manchester city and I see them handing Spurs their first defeat since they lost away at West Ham.
Leicester at home to Southampton is hard to call considering that recently Southampton have been leaking in goals and not that solid defensive outfit they were a few weeks back. You always know what you are going to get from Leicester though and I am expecting a draw from this fixture.
Arsenal at home against Watford I am expecting a win after the debacle of their FA cup encounter.
Is this the weekend when Leicester begin to crack as they approach the finish line and appear to be on the cusp of a historic feat? I think it might just be but whether the crack be damaging enough to prevent them from winning the title we shall find out. The remaining 7 games will be an exciting one and I see St Totteringham’s day still happening this season oh yes I do! You will have to google if you don’t know what St Totteringham day is though.
Grab your popcorn and watch as the most exciting finish to the Premier League unfolds, still rooting for Arsenal to win it, yes yes I am glutton for punishment.