Betting: Chelsea or Tottenham? Who will win the Premier League?
The Premier League title race is well and truly on again. So, who will triumph between Chelsea and Tottenham?
It’s fair to say that the Premier League title race has been blown wide open.
Chelsea, who enjoyed a 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League table not very long ago, have seen their advantage at the summit slashed to just four points.
Tottenham have been in very consistent form in recent weeks and heaped the pressure on Chelsea with a 4-0 win over Bournemouth last Saturday.
And Chelsea were thoroughly outplayed as they were beaten 2-0 by Manchester United at Old Trafford last Sunday afternoon.
It all makes for a fascinating end to the season with six games left to play.
Tottenham were beaten 4-2 by Chelsea in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final clash, but it remains to be seen whether this will have an impact on the title race.
Chelsea are still the favourites to win the title and are currently priced at odds of 1/7 on bet365 mobile. Tottenham, despite their impressive form, are still the considerable underdogs and are 5/1 with the same bookmaker to win the title this season.
True, Chelsea are the heavy favourites and the Blues do boast a more favourable run-in than their London rivals, but it wouldn’t be that farfetched to see Spurs clinch the title. After all, it’s easy to forget that Chelsea are a team who slumped to a shocking 10th placed finish last season.
Tottenham, who finished third last season, still have to play Manchester United in their Premier League run-in.
Chelsea’s toughest game, meanwhile, looks set to be the away trip to Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday 30 April.
After that game, the Blues’ run-in looks favourable, with Antonio Conte’s men due to face Middlesbrough, West Brom, Watford and Sunderland in their remaining four matches.
Tottenham, meanwhile, take on Crystal Palace, Arsenal, West Ham, Manchester United, Leicester and Hull in their remaining games.
Whichever way the title race ends up, some serious credit must go to Tottenham and Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs have a fraction of the budget of the rest of their rivals in the Premier League, yet this is the second season in a row in which they are fighting for the title.
Last term, they just came up short against Leicester, before their end of season slump resulted in them finishing third.
But with a return to the Champions League looking already set for Spurs for next season, it is certainly an exciting time to be a Tottenham Hotspur fan.
And Chelsea also deserve credit for showing the character to bounce back from their disastrous campaign last season following the sacking of Jose Mourinho back in December 2015.