Although Leicester’s thrashing of Swansea City yesterday at the King Power Stadium brings the Foxes that much closer to an unprecedented league crown, Spurs are certainly not likely to give up and will be nipping at their heels until it is mathematically impossible to overtake them.
Tottenham’s last match was an equally impressive thrashing 0-4 of Stoke City away from home.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have lost only once in the league since January and if not for an uneven beginning of the campaign, perhaps the league would be a lot closer. Arsenal’s 0-0 draw at Sunderland yesterday means that the battle to finish first in the Premier League is mathematically a two-horse race, and Spurs would have probably gnawed your hand off if offered the chance to come second in the league in August.
Their blend of youthful enthusiasm and tactical nouse have won Spurs many plaudits and it is hard to see them letting up at this stage of the season.
West Brom on the other hand have seem to put the brakes on their season with four losses from their last five Premier League games. Their last outing to North London was only five days when they succumbed 2-0 to the largely toothless stuttering Gunners. Baggies manager Tony Pulis was not best pleased with his side’s performance at The Emirates so he could recall Salomon Rondon and Jonas Olsson to the starting line-up to being some defensive experience and attacking zip respectively.