Final Four: Analyzing Tottenham and Leicester’s remaining games


With four games to go Leicester City has a five-point lead over Tottenham Hotspur at the top of the Premier League.

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The gap is closing and with Spurs on the rampage and the Foxes missing Jamie Vardy for at least one game, is the tide turning in the title race?

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Suddenly Tottenham is the team on everybody’s lips. Surely, surely Leicester won’t blow this. Right?

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Below we analyze the run-in for both and predicted the outcome of their final four games.

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Let’s see who ends up champions according to our picks…

Leicester City

Swansea City (H) – Even without Vardy, the Foxes should handle Swansea. Expect it to be another tight, nervous occasion but Claudio Ranieri‘s side will get the job done. Result: Leicester win

Manchester United (A) – Earlier this season United stifled Leicester away from home in the 1-1 draw which saw Vardy score for the eleventh consecutive game. United are pushing hard for the top four. They will grind out a win. Result: Leicester loss

Everton (H) – The Toffees are a much better team away from home than they are at home. Depending on what happens in the FA Cup semifinal, their players could be playing for a spot in the FA Cup final. There will not be much in this. Result: Draw

Chelsea (A) – Ah, the reigning champions are a funny bunch. With most of Chelsea’s players already in their flip flops, it’s hard to know what you will get from them. With nothing to play for, Chelsea’s boys may express themselves and show the incoming Antonio Conte what they have one more time before he arrives. Heartbreak for the Foxes on the final day. Result: Leicester loss

Final points total: 77 points

Tottenham Hotspur

West Brom (H) – At the moment, Spurs are sweeping everyone before them. With 13 goals scored and one conceded in their last five games, who can stop them? Pulis’ West Brom will sit back and invite pressure. That’s dangerous and Spurs will find a way to get all three points. Result: Spurs win

Chelsea (A) – This is the potential banana skin for Spurs. Their London rivals would love to derail their title bid on a Monday night under the lights at Stamford Bridge. If they’re going to slip up, it’s here. Result: Spurs loss

Southampton (H) – Pochettino’s old club have plenty of appreciation for the Argentinian but after he left them for Spurs, it would be a cruel twist of fate if Ronald Koeman‘s side were to dash their title hopes. This will not be easy but Saints could be out of the European picture. Tight win. Result: Spurs win

Newcastle United (A) – Going to St James’ Park is never easy, even when Newcastle is as bad as they are right now. Throw in the fact that Rafael Benitez’s men may need a win to stay up and this has the potential to be a very tricky game. That said, the Magpies could be down before the final game of the season. If so, you have to fancy Spurs to grab one final win. Result: Spurs win

Final points total: 77 points (Spurs to win the league on goal difference)