Improvement. Things looked bleak against Southampton for Tottenham Hotspur after falling behind 2-0 within 28 minutes. But Spurs were able to come back to win 3-2 on the back of strong performances by Christian Eriksen and Gylfi Sigurdsson. The win boosted Spurs' slim top-4 chances, and a win today could push the team within five points of fourth place.
That win will be no easy task though, as Spurs will travel up to Anfield to do so. Liverpool sit in second place, just one point behind Chelsea with a game in hand. Brendan Rodgers' team has been immense in attack, as Luis Suarez has turned in an MVP season, complimented by the attacking talents of Daniel Sturridge, Steven Gerrard, Raheem Sterling and Philippe Couthinho. Martin Skrtel has turned in perhaps his best ever season at centerback, while Simon Mignolet has been a mainstay at goalkeeper. Liverpool have been immense at Anfield this season, can Spurs go in and steal three points?
As for the Prediction League, the top of the table all foresaw Spurs beating Southampton. The rules remain the same in the Prediction League--one point for a correct prediction and a bonus point for getting the score correct. Here are the current standings:
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This week's predictions:
Ed: I can't even bring myself to contemplate a scenario where Liverpool hammer us again and continue their title challenge, so even though I don't believe it I'm saying 1-0 Spurs.
Uncle Menno: We are a bunch of CHARACTERS who are going to get our GUTS spread out across Anfield. 4-1 Liverpool.
Kevin: I fucking love cocaine. 3-0 Spurs.
Mechanick: Chadli plays awesome! So does Suarez. No three points for you, Liverpool. 1-1 Draw
Ryan: If only you knew how mean she really is, you'd know that I'm not allowed to wear hoop earrings, right? Yeah, two years ago she told me hoops earrings were her thing, and I wasn't allowed to wear them anymore. And then for Hanukkah my parents got this pair of really expensive white gold hoops and I had to pretend like I didn't even like them. It was so sad. 4-2 Liverpool.
Bryan A.: Suarez breaks Robbie Fowler's record in this game and Skrtel scores a brace of own goals. 7-2 Liverpool.
The Roosevelts: Look at the standings, you think I put logic or effort into this thing? 2-1 Spurs
Lennon's Eyebrow: Sherwood puts out a cohesive lineup and Gylfi Sigurdsson once again runs the show from midfield. Christian Eriksen and Roberto Soldado make SAS look like POS. 2-1 Spurs. #YOLO
Petrilli: 6-0 Liverpool. This team has broken me. Watching matches time shifted is like an exercise in existential misery.
Michael Caley: 3-1 Liverpool. Did you know Liverpool actually weren't very good midweek against Sunderland? They weren't. They'll still win easily.
The Sleeper's Sleep: Nick Petrilli for the next Doctor Who. 2-1 Liverpool.
Skipjack: 5-2 Liverpool. Gonna need some cocaine after this one.