Just over three weeks ago, Spurs had a 10-point-lead over their North London rivals Arsenal, as the Lilywhites were intent on chasing down Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the table.
However, after securing just 1 point from a possible 12 on offer from their last four games against Burnley, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Southampton, Spurs now find themselves just a point ahead of their rivals.
With Spurs yet to travel to the Etihad and Anfield, there are fears among Spurs fans that the club might finish outside the Champions League spots for the first time in four years.
Former Blackburn midfielder Robbie Savage has done nothing to lift the fears of Spurs fans as he has predicted Arsenal to finish above Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Savage predicted the results of all 8 games that each of the top 6 teams have left this season, and his predictions saw Arsenal and Manchester United securing the two remaining Champions League spots.
In his column for the Mirror, Savage wrote, “Tottenham and Chelsea fans can look away if they want – because based on my score predictions over the last eight weeks of the season, I’m afraid they are going to miss out on Champions League football (unless Spurs win the European Cup or Chelsea win the Europa League).
“And I’m tipping Manchester United, who were a distant 11 points off the top four when Mourinho was sacked a week before Christmas, to finish third.
“That would be a spectacular turnaround of fortunes under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and my conviction that he should be given the manager’s job on a permanent basis has not been shaken by last weekend’s defeat at Arsenal.
“Yes, I know my score forecasts might upset some of the natives in north London. Tottenham to finish a point below Arsenal?
“It’s not as fanciful as you might think – because that’s how they were in the table after the Gunners’ 4-2 win at the Emirates in December.
“But now Spurs have drawn City in the Champions League, they are going to have a huge say on whether Guardiola wins the Quadruple this season.”
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