In reality, Spurs should have walked home with this one.
Spurs with momentum, Hammers under pressure are ingredients that should have meant the result was a foregone conclusion. However the Hammers showed the proper response to pressure and the benefits of a united squad(as opposed to Chelsea under Mourinho or Leicester under Ranieri).
Having taken their eye off the ball, so to speak, Spurs loss leaves Chelsea requiring only 2 wins from 4 to secure the title.
Now, Spurs find themselves with the same mental pressure that West Ham had prior to this game. This was acknowledged by Eric Dier after the game:
“It was already going to be hard before, so now it is going to be even harder,”
How will Spurs go from here?:
- They repeat the mental fragility of recent years, and fold, or,
- They continue their unstoppable momentum and go past Chelsea to the title.
Personally, although Chelsea are far from unbeatable, I feel that Spurs are in uncharted territory and, this will stop them from attaining the title.
MY PREDICTION: CHELSEA TO WIN 3 POINTS CLEAR