Chelsea vs Spurs
Chelsea host Tottenham at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League tonight.
Spurs come into the game after losing 2-1 at Burnley last weekend.
The Burnley loss seems to have ended any residual hope that Tottenham could win the title ahead of Man City or Liverpool.
Spurs are third in the league on 60 points. Man City have 65 points, Liverpool are on 66.
For the record, the Lillywhites still have to travel to the Etihad Stadium and Anfield before the end of the season.
After Burnley: Tottenham may have 10 more bad years
In his pre-match presser before Chelsea, Mauricio Pochettino expressed his fears that Tottenham may have another decade to go before they acquire a title-winning mentality.
Pochettino noted that while Spurs often raise their game against the big boys, losing to teams like Burnley is why they don’t win titles right now:
My worry is what happened and to change that is not only five-year work, maybe it is ten-year work to change that thing that happened.
You need to look like a team that are fighting for big things and I am so frustrated because we didn’t show more attitude, energy and ambition than Burnley.
To be a real contender in this type of game, playing well or not playing well, it is a must-win game. It is unacceptable to lose.
We showed that we are a good team, we have good quality, but that is not enough to win the league and that is the reality.
Mauricio Pochettino vs Mike Dean
At the end of the Burnley vs Tottenham match, Mauricio Pochettino lost his cool with referee Mike Dean.
Pochettino has since been charged by the FA for his behaviour.
On Tuesday, Pochettino publicly apologised for his actions at Turf Moor.