Can Tottenham catch Chelsea in the Premier League title race?

Tottenham are looking to catch Chelsea in the race for the Premier League title - but have Spurs learned lessons from last season?

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Tottenham are looking to catch Chelsea in the race for the Premier League title as the season approaches a dramatic conclusion.

Spurs have been in superb form in recent weeks and have managed to capitalise on two rare slip-ups from Chelsea to close the gap to the leaders down to just four points.

However, Chelsea gained something of a psychological advantage over the north London side on Saturday when they beat Spurs 4-2 in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

That win kept Chelsea’s hopes of finishing Antonio Conte’s first season in charge with a domestic double alive.

Let’s be frank, Chelsea are still the heavy favourites to win the title and are priced at odds of around 1/7 to lift the trophy next month with most bookmakers (get your bet365 bonus code here).

Tottenham, meanwhile, are priced at around 5/1 to upset the odds and snatch the title from Chelsea in the remaining six games of the season.

We are likely to know a lot more about how the title race will shape up come Thursday morning.

First, Chelsea have the chance to move seven points clear of Spurs when they host Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

Then, Tottenham travel to Crystal Palace to take on Sam Allardyce’s impressive Eagles side. Palace have been in ominous form in recent weeks and have beaten the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool, meaning that it will be no easy game for Spurs.

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However, Tottenham fans will be hoping that their team will have learnt the lessons from last season, when they failed to keep up their form towards the end of the campaign and eventually ended up third in the table.

For Chelsea, this season has already been a dramatic improvement on their dreadful showing last term, when they ended up 10th and without a trophy after Jose Mourinho’s sacking.

Tottenham have been in good form but with the Lilywhites still having to play the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United before the season is out, we’re expecting to see Chelsea go on and claim victory – and probably a domestic Double, too.

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