The performance Tottenham Hotspur put on display last weekend was maybe the truest sign that this team could be something special. Though Manchester City dominated the shots and the possession, it never felt like Spurs were out of control. As a result, the matchweek ended with Tottenham sitting on top of the table for the first time in years, and it does not seem like this is a fluke.
In reality, this stay in first place will probably be short-lived, however. There will be points dropped with the brutal upcoming schedule, but even a few draws will keep Spurs in the hunt. Accordingly, it is important to not lose Sunday against Chelsea, their London rival and direct competition in the table. While they were able to eek out a shootout victory in the League Cup, this derby is never a comfortable fixture.
Jose Mourinho lost both league matches against his former club last season in disappointing fashion. Each represented a chance for Tottenham to gain real ground in the top four race, but ultimately it was not to be. Both the 2-0 defeat in December and the 2-1 loss in February were not sharp appearances for Spurs. The current squad does seem like a different entity, though, and Mourhino surely relishes any opportunity to take down The Blues.
Thursday was another dominant Europa League performance for Spurs and shows the sheer depth of the squad. It will be a much tougher challenge on Sunday, though, and if Tottenham wants to be a serious title contender, then these are the matches that require some magic. A draw here is probably fine; surely some supporters would take that option before the match if offered. However, a win would continue to build on this impressive run and show that great things may lie ahead.
️ Lloris (C), Aurier, Rodon, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Ndombele, Bergwijn, Son, Kane.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 29, 2020
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How to Watch
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m. ET, 4:30 p.m. BT
Location: Stamford Bridge, London, England
TV: NBCSN (USA), Sky Sports Main Event (UK)
Streaming: NBCSports.com (USA), Sky GO Extra (UK)
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