At the beginning of the season, Leicester City’s main priority was to remain in the Premier League for another season. However with the team being difficult to beat and having Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez scoring and making goals. they’ve surpassed all expectations.
Tottenham, who are currently lying close behind in second-place, is a little easier to understand, as over the last few seasons they have built a team which has gradually been approaching the top four hierarchy.
Spurs have cut the gap to Leicester from 10 points to five in recent weeks and King is hopeful that they can make up even more ground this weekend, with Claudio Ranieri’s side facing Swansea and Spurs then hosting West Brom.
Spurs play after Leicester in each of their next three games – against West Bromwich Albion at home, Chelsea away and Southampton at home – but that situation could well suit Pochettino’s team. The way Spurs are playing at the moment they do not look like slipping up.
In my opinion sometimes the chasing team is the one which does best and looking at the four remaining games the clubs have, Tottenham look the ones who can get the most points. Tottenham play against West Brom, Chelsea, Southampton and Newcastle. Out of the teams the only team with anything to fight for is Newcastle.
Leicester face Swansea, Man United, Everton and Chelsea. Against Swansea, Jamie Vardy will be missing due to suspension and they may find it hard to beat Everton who are under pressure from their fans to finish higher in the table. Against Manchester United maybe they face the greatest threat from a team that is just two points from the fourth place and the last position of champions league qualification.
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