It is probably not wise to focus so much on the top-four race, but that is all that the final month of the season is about for Tottenham Hotspur. There are still as many as five teams in contention for the last Champions League spot, and Spurs enter the weekend five points back with just four matches remaining.
After wins over Southampton and Sheffield United, Tottenham hopes to make it three in three against Leeds United. The two squads met for the first time in a while just after New Year’s, with Spurs winning 3-0 at home. Harry Kane converted a penalty before assisting Heung-Min Son to build a two-goal cushion, and Toby Alderweireld sealed the three points just after halftime.
Ryan Mason’s crew looked lively last weekend, taking the game right to the overmatched Blades. Leeds should provide a bit more of a test and will be extending its Premier League stay for at least another season, set to finish near the middle of the table. Saturday will be its fourth fixture against a Big Six foe over its last eight.
Spurs will need some help to sneak into fourth place, but it also requires taking care of the matches right in front of them. Last week it was encouraging to see the proactive style of attack and urgency in the press, but repeating that performance against a better side would go even further to rid the taste of Jose Mourinho.
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An unchanged #LUFC Starting XI but Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha make the bench against Tottenham— Leeds United (@LUFC) May 8, 2021
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