While Tottenham Hotspur were always considered underdogs in the title race despite their impressive start to the season, it is fair to say that most Spurs fans were starting to believe that a challenge could be on the cards.
Even after Jose Mourinho’s side fell to a 2-1 defeat at Anfield on Wednesday, a result which saw them relinquish their spot at the summit of the table to Liverpool, there was still enough in the performance to suggest that Spurs could push all the way this season.
However, the 2-0 defeat to Leicester City raised a lot of question marks as the result put the Lilywhites six points behind Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The loss on Sunday means that Tottenham have picked up just one point from their last three matches, a run that sees them fall to fifth place.
According to data analysis website, FiveThirtyEight, Spurs now only have a 2% chance of winning the Premier League, making them fifth favourites for the title behind Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea.
Interestingly, City have been handed a better chance of winning the league than Liverpool, with Pep Guardiola’s side said to have a 42 per cent chance and Klopp’s men a 39 per cent chance.
According to FiveThirtyEight’s estimation, Tottenham will have their work cut out even to finish in the top four, with the website only giving Mourinho’s men a 35 per cent chance of returning to the Champions League via that route.
Spurs Web Opinion
Winning the title was always going to be a long-shot but we are certainly not out of the race yet as it is still quite early in the season. I expect us to finish 3rd or 4th at a minimum this season as I believe the likes of Southampton, Leicester and Everton will fall away in the latter stages.
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