Treated myself to an excellent production of Showboat in the West End last Thursday, and all I can say is the Mississippi has nothing on the best team in the Premier League right now. Spurs keep rolling along, leaving in their wake side after side.
It could easily have been seven or eight. Kane slipped in on goal early before his replica Arsenal goal, Eriksen hit woodwork, Dembele missed by a few inches, Alli had a gaping net and no keeper and somehow missed. But while our manager thankfully was angry enough that he went to ground—again—truth is it was just a matter of time before the cascade began.
Alli was a deserved MOTM, but Eriksen was sublime, Lamela effective, Dier rock-steady per usual, and both Walker and Rose dynamic on the flanks. The Belgian waffles barely had to play tongith, and Lloris was required to make one real save in either half. And oh, I forgot—One of Our Own scored twice— of course he did.
Will we lose again? Hard to see. The bigger question may be avoiding the draw at the venue we’ve never won at in the Prem era—Stamford Bridge. But Chelsea are listless in their final days under Hiddink—could we possibly expect them to rise up for us? And if not then, what about in the closer against the Foxes?
But twelve points makes 80. Leicester would have to win three times, or twice and a draw—and in two of those games they may not have Vardy. Did the clock strike midnight with that ill-advised dive? Cesc Fabregas admitting on Sky just how brilliant Spurs are—and guess what? They will be even better next year.
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