Games still to be played will finish painting this week’s picture for Spurs
Results were good on Saturday; the question is if they will hold for Spurs as the weekend continues. Fulham plays Arsenal on Sunday, and even if the Cottagers take all three points, which we hope they do, they will still sit six points back level with Liverpool on 42 points. The difference is that Liverpool still has a game in hand; Fulham will not after Sunday.
Besides Liverpool, the team most dangerous to Tottenham is Newcastle, with the Magpies seven points behind Spurs with three games in hand. On Sunday, Newcastle hosts Wolves at St. James Park, with a win pulling the Magpies past the Reds into fifth place, just four points behind Spurs with then two games in hand. Maybe the Wolves will continue their winning ways after last week against us, but I’m not holding my breath.
We do know that after Saturday, only Newcastle is mathematically ahead of Tottenham, where their games in hand would put them in front of Spurs. Of course, games in hand are not the same as three points in the bag, and we will find out Sunday how much some of those games in hand are worth. For now, Tottenham has strengthened its hold on fourth place.