Five things we learned in the Premier League
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 06, 2017,
Apr 06, 2017, 19:00
"I think we're playing much better football but we have maybe had some growing pains and made a few mistakes that in the end cost us a few points but we're playing better". Until now that is.
Puel's charges will have to fight to keep their place as six teams below them are within three points heading into the midweek fixtures, making Wednesday's game of critical importance, something not lost on midfielder Oriol Romeu.
"This league wasn't finished before Saturday's game and it is not finished now". I repeat: you win and you lose as a team, not as a single player. We clearly need to find some form but the top four race is far from over and Chelsea could do Arsenal a big favour this week.
Chelsea's lead is now down to seven points and it feels like a self-inflicted wound. "To be close to them, we have to win that game and we will see what will happen at the end of the season".
As news filtered through to Turf Moor of Chelsea's shock defeat against Crystal Palace, the realisation quickly sank in with Tottenham's players and fans - the title race is back on.
Chelsea face a crunch match against Manchester City on Wednesday evening and it it remains unclear whether Moses will recover in time to feature in the clash.
Because if the Blues are to start dropping points with Diego Costa's goals drying up and a seemingly impregnable defence starting to look all David Luiz circa 2014, it's going to require those behind them to start stringing wins together.
"But I always said that the league finishes when it is mathematically sure you have won". We try just to put that on the pitch. "In England every game is very tough, whether the name of your opponent is City or another team".
'I love Tottenham and I love what Pochettino has done, ' Neville said. That win laid down a huge marker to the rest of the Premier League but their recent defeat to Palace proves they are not unbeatable. A lot of players, especially the young guys who have just come in, they have limits that are probably unreachable for a lot of players. But with a home game against a truly woeful Sunderland side next up, it's hard to see anything other than a fifth straight victory. "The team spirit is good at the moment and we knew as a group that we could produce a good performance and give Chelsea problems".