Tottenham are no longer a side battling for a 5th place finish in the English Premier League. Mauricio Pochettino has turned his side into a winning machine and they are currently only 4 points behind Chelsea in the standings.
They are in good form and they might even turn around a deficit which only three games ago was 10 points. However, their biggest chance of winning a trophy lies in the FA Cup. For many Spurs fans this will be an ideal finish to the season and they would appreciate it as much as a punter appreciates the William Hill welcome offer.
So let’s see why Pochettino’s men should be considered as favourites ahead of the London derby in the FA Cup semi-final scheduled for the 22nd April.
A Potent Attack
Spurs have one of the most potent attacking players in Europe. In fact, they have scored on average three or more goals in their last 11 games played on home soil. They are currently the team to beat in the EPL and are the most in-form side in Europe’s five best leagues.
Players such as Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Son Heung-min, and Mousa Dembele are firing on all cylinders and they have all hit form at approximately the same time.
The only exception to this statement might be Harry Kane, but the talented English international has been out of action for 5 weeks due to injury, and has only returned to regular training about a week ago.
Even so, he has managed to score a goal and to record an assist in the match against Bournemouth and is only the fourth English striker to have scored more than 20 goals in three consecutive seasons.
Chelsea on the other hand seem to have hit a glass ceiling in terms of form and have recorded two losses in their last three matches. Diego Costa, their main attacking outlet, is completely out of form, and against Manchester United looked a shadow of his former self.
Chelsea might have a stronger midfield on paper, but Tottenham’s midfield players have hit form just at the right time, at the business end of the season. Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele are performing miracles in the middle of the pitch. With Vincent Wanyama returning from injury a week ago, Pochettino is faced with a selection headache that any boss would be willing to have.
In all of their EPL matches this season Tottenham have conceded a maximum of two goals, making them the EPL’s meanest defence. When Danny Rose returns to full fitness this week, Pochettino will have all his defenders at his disposal.
Conte on the other hand, has suffered a huge blow in the form of injuries to Courtois and Marcos Alonso. Both of them are crucial to the Italian’s defensive plans and that was evident in Chelsea’s lackluster defending against Manchester United. Tottenham to win at 7/4 is great value and should be backed heavily.