Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are one of five teams who can win the Premier League title this season.

It was only two weeks ago that Tottenham were sitting at the top of the table and looking like they could potentially push Liverpool all the way this season.

Their defence looked extremely hard to breach, while Harry Kane and Son Heung-min were linking up in the final third with lethal consequence for the opposition

However, fast forward two weeks and the North Londoners have dropped out of the top four after picking up just two points from their last four league games.

Their defending in set-pieces has come under scrutiny while Jose Mourinho has been criticised for the team’s lack of attacking intent.

Saha believes that it is those close margins, where a couple of results can completely change a side’s outlook on the season, is what makes this campaign particularly exciting.

While the Frenchman acknowledged that Liverpool are favourites, he insisted that the race was far from over.

Saha told 5-A-Side Bet: “Liverpool are definitely the ones to beat for the Premier League title this year.

“Jurgen Klopp has such a great group of players who are eager to win every single game.

“They have so much strength in-depth and you can feel their frustration when things aren’t going their way. It’s a quality a lot of other sides are lacking.

“It’s a lot more difficult for Man City this season because in terms of creating chances, it feels very much like Kevin De Bruyne is on his own now since David Silva left the club.

“There’s now less guarantee in that Man City side winning games and ultimately the title than there is in Liverpool.

“I’d probably say there are four or five teams in with a genuine chance of winning the title.

“I’d definitely put Man United in there, Tottenham in there for sure as well. Chelsea have a good chance too, as well as the obvious two.

“I’m actually loving the competitiveness of the Premier League this season. Football needs it.

“When you look at leagues like Spain and France where it is always the same one or two teams – it’s great to see such a wide-open league in England.”

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The picture for Tottenham was not as rosy as some Spurs fans were painting it out to be a couple of weeks ago and it is not as grim at the moment as some seem to think. In reality, the title was always likely to be beyond our reach this season. However, we are certainly close to the chasing pack and a couple of wins will take us back up to second or third.

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