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Arsenal or Chelsea?

It's a monster weekend of football ahead of us - not just our own titanic clash with United but of course the battle of our two fierce London rivals; Chelsea and Arsenal.

Mathematically, the best result that can probably be hoped for is a draw, however, as I've looked at the table over the past few days I've gone back and forth on the issue.

I must admit, my immediate reaction after the QPR game was to cede third to Chelsea. In that light, a Chelsea win would probably be best thing for Spurs to give us the greatest chance of either opening the gap between us and Arsenal, or at least ensuring they do not get any closer.

However, with Chelsea's recent loss of points against Southampton, on top of what can only be described as a run of ordinary points, third looks more than attainable. Psychologically that's surely what we should be aiming for - if for no other reason as it means no chance of replicating last year's fourth-place debacle.

Of course, much comes down to our match. A win against United would really give us heart to chase at least third, but a loss will put us right back into that fourth place dogfight with Arsenal and Everton.

In the end, I'll probably be hedging my bets and gunning for a draw with the knowledge that there's a silver lining whichever way it goes.

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