Tottenham Hotspur have made up good ground on Chelsea in fourth since Jose Mourinho took over as head coach in North London, moving from 12 points behind to just four.
Spurs are currently in sixth place in the table, as Sheffield United went back above them at the weekend, although the Lilywhites now have a game in hand.
Chelsea are on 41 points, with Sheffield on 39 points, Spurs on 37, Everton on 36 having played an extra game, Man United and Wolves on 35, and Arsenal on 31 down in 10th.
Given the fact that Spurs have made up eight points on Chelsea in just a few months would indicate that all of these teams are still in the hunt for a Champions League place.
Spurs have qualified for the top competition in Europe for the last four years, and Mourinho will not want to be the one to break such a trend.
The Special One claimed this week that Sheffield and Wolves were well in the top four race, despite their smaller club stature. However, he seemingly forgot to mention Man United, or did he?
Mourinho told Sky Sports: “Wolves and Sheffield United are fighting for the top four, [the managers] can say no, I understand if they say no, but the reality is that they are. Not just because of the position that they are in the table, it is because of the power and quality.
“They arrive in this situation wherein the eyes of everybody [else], they should be more than happy – they are not more than happy.
“Wolves bought an important player to try and improve their situation.
“Sheffield United bought an important player and beat their record in the market to try to improve their team.
“It’s not just about Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton. It’s not just about us.
“These two clubs I have to say… fantastic.”
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