Why Tottenham Hotspur are worthy of being called Title Contenders this season?


If Arsenal are seen as the real contenders for Premier League title this season, then so are their fiercest rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Mauricio Pochettino has done a wonderful job at White Hart Lane and is within touching distance of his first title as manager.

Spurs have lost just once in last 10 Premier League matches, and have the best goal difference (26) in league at present. Not only that, Pochettino’s side have conceded the fewest league goals this season.

Tottenham’s decision to sign Toby Alderweireld in the summer proved to be a master stroke as the Belgian has been league’s best defender this season. His partnership with Jan Vertonghen has been a steady one and has seen them through in tough games.

And when it comes to scoring goals, Harry Kane acts as the hurricane for opposing defenders. Despite a slow start to the season, Kane has managed to bag 15 league goals and looks to be getting better and better every week.

Tottenham Hotspur deserve to win Premier League title
Alli has been exceptional since joining Spurs in the summer

Dele Alli is another success story at Spurs, which cannot be ignored. Pochettino, like his many signings decided to put faith in the youngster and it has paid off big time. Alli has managed 7 goals and 5 assist so far this season, which is unreal given he is just 19 and this is his first season in the top flight football.

Other crucial contributions in Tottenham’s title push this season have come from Hugo Lloris, Christian Eriksen and Moussa Dembele. The trio played well last season, but have been exceptional this time around.

At present, Spurs are finding a way to win games in style, however, as the season draws to a close, they will have to win games ugly and keep up the pressure on Arsenal and Leicester City.

Next weekend, Spurs take on Manchester City, and like Leicester, they would need to prove their title credentials by getting pass the Citizens. Spurs will have a massive opportunity to cut the gap on Leicester, as The Foxes play Arsenal next weekend.

Ideally, Spurs would hope for a favor from their North London rivals and would want to win their game against Man City. But then, we know world is not a fair place and everything cannot go as we plan to.

However, if results do fall their way, Spurs will assert themselves as real contenders for Premier League title this season.

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