Tottenham ups anti on Chelsea in Premier League Title Race

Eddie Howe's men were beaten 3-1 by Chelsea only the weekend before, but Bournemouth defender Steve Cook insisted Spurs were the toughest team they had faced this term.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has proclaimed that the title race is not over yet.

They now sit 14 points clear of Arsenal, but Pochettino is understandably more concerned about catching Chelsea than earning north London bragging rights.

Spurs thrashed Bournemouth 4-0 on Saturday and have now won their last seven league matches, scoring 20 goals and conceding just four during that impressive run. But we are fighting to be there, and to play for the top four - for the second consecutive season, we are there.

"We got the three points and now the pressure is on Chelsea to win in Old Trafford", Pochettino said. In the opening quarter of an hour they carved excellent opportunities and took the lead on 14 minutes through Mousa Dembele, who smashed home from close range after pouncing on a loose ball following a corner.

"Against Ghent that was the moment to realise that we can play in the same way that we play at White Hart Lane, and this is a good example that we need to work on, knowing that feeling".

Tottenham were eventual champions Leicester's nearest rivals for much of last season, but fell away, collecting only two points from their final four games and ending below north London rivals Arsenal in third.

Phil Jagielka broke the deadlock in the 49th minute before Sam Vokes equalised from the penalty spot for Burnley three minutes later.

Jamie Vardy doubled Leicester's advantage in the 52nd minute.

Kane, who replaced Janssen up front in one of two changes from Tottenham's victory over Watford, was seemingly in the mood to make up for lost time in his bid for goals and threatened early on.

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku struck three minutes later for his 24th league goal this season.

Marko Arnautovic put Stoke in front in the sixth minute before Hull drew level through Harry Maguire in the 51st minute.

Twice West Ham led, through Andre Ayew and James Collins, but twice Sunderland rallied - the first time when Wahbi Khazri scored direct from a corner. Late goals to Peter Crouch and Xherdan Shaqiri sealed the result.

Fabio Borini pounced on Darren Randolph's error before Sam Byram was dismissed.

Most of Chelsea's fixtures see them take on teams that are either fighting to stay in the division or have already secured mid-table positions.

  • Julie Sanders