Everything looked so bright just a few weeks ago, but after some shocking results, Tottenham face a must-win game away at Swansea.
The importance of Tottenham finishing above Arsenal is immeasurable. It really is win at all costs for Spurs; they must be ruthless.
A victory would stimulate the confidence and put some life back into Tottenham’s attack. In the last few games, Spurs have looked thoughtless and limited in advanced positions. They need to regain their spark.
Tottenham should certainly possess the talent to dismantle Swansea. After a bright first half to the season, and lifting the Capital One Cup, the Swans have fallen flat.
Star man Michu isn’t piling up the goals anymore, and Tottenham should breeze through them. Mousa Dembele must stamp his authority on the game. Distribution, strength and skill are his main three attributes, he’ll need them all.
Aaron Lennon coming back into the frame is a massive plus for Spurs. They need the speedster at his optimum fitness and sharpness. He’s the kind of player that will cause Swansea’s strong but clumsy defense problems.
A win would slam Tottenham right into the driver’s seat, regardless of Arsenal’s result. A loss would be very damaging, particularly as there’s a very slim chance the Gunners won’t pick up three points at home to relegation-threatened Reading.
Swansea can knock the ball around like Barcelona, and there’s no hyperbole intended there. But, safe from the drop, maybe they’re just coasting until the end of the season, waxing their major trophy.
Tottenham could go on to be a regular top four team, or maybe even frequent title challengers with Champions League qualification this season. And that would be at Arsenal’s expense, just to make it that much sweeter. But there’s a way to go yet.