Why Spurs Unlikely To Be In Title Contention At Newcastle

Tottenham are in a very difficult position to catch Leicester City in the Premier League after The Foxes gained a valuable point at Old Trafford yesterday in the 1-1 draw.

Tottenham are now 8 points behind Leicester with three games to go, so they must win their game at Stamford Bridge tonight to stay in it.

If they only draw they are 7 points behind with two games to play.

And even if they win tonight they are still 5 points behind and will need to win both their remaining games and Leicester lose both of theirs – if Spurs are to win the Premier League title for the first time.

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Harry Redknapp – former  QPR manager

Stranger things have happened for sure, but it´s very difficult for Spurs, although still not yet impossible.

Harry Redknapp has alluded to that in the Mail today when he was talking about former Tottenham player Andros Townsend and contrasting his fortunes at Newcastle to that of our other English signing in January,  Jonjo Shelvey.

This is what Harry has said:

When Andros Townsend joined Newcastle, I thought he could be the missing piece in the jigsaw that kept them up.

It hasn’t quite worked out like and there is a long way to go but that superb free-kick could be one of the biggest goals of his career.

He’s a talented boy and England fans know what he can do. He’s not always the most consistent but he has been so important for Rafa Benitez in recent weeks.

The same can’t be said for his fellow January joiner Jonjo Shelvey.

He has gone from captaining the side to making cameos from the bench. Newcastle are still my favorites to stay up but they must hope Chelsea win on Monday night.

The last thing they want is to face a Spurs team with something to play for on the final day.

In fact, as we mentioned Chelsea need only draw tonight and that would mean Tottenham cannot win the Premier League this season.

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