For the first two-thirds of this Premier League season, it is fair to say that the race to be crowned champions was one that only involved two entrants. Manchester City and Liverpool were viewed as the only realistic winners of English football’s biggest prize, with the Merseysiders eyeing their first ever Premier League crown.
However, dropped points from both outfits in the past few weeks has shifted the title landscape considerably. What was viewed as a titanic struggle between two huge footballing entities, now has to make room for another competitor?
One that comes in the shape of a Tottenham side that continue to defy their critics this season. Although more column inches have been written about off-pitch matters, what with a lack of new stadium being completed or fresh personnel arriving to the club.
At the same time though, because their perceived crisis has been often penned throughout the campaign, it has now been used as something of a mechanism to galvanise a squad of highly talented players.
Much has been made of the fact that the club were set to hit a rut what with the injuries to both Dele Alli and Harry Kane, but four league wins from four since their enforced absences have catapulted them right into this season’s title race.
So much so, that they are now being viewed as genuine contenders, and although they are the outsiders as things stand, then that is arguably the position that Mauricio Pochettino and his men will want to be in.
Not only that, but they do present excellent value if you are tempted to back them all the way to glory, a look at the current Premier League betting sees Tottenham priced at 25/1 with bet365 to win a first ever Premier League title.
A price that when you consider that they still have to go to both Anfield and the Etihad, is one that could soon fall rapidly. It may be a big ask to get wins at each of these venues, but Tottenham have a habit of defying their critics and if they do pick up maximum points then it would blow things wide open.
You only have to look at their recent Champions League performance against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley. After a cagey first half where they were pinned back by their German opponents, they then sprung to life in the second.
Three second-half goals left Bundesliga leaders Dortmund stunned, quite simply this was a game that they were not meant to lose, especially by such a considerable margin and one that sees them staring a European exit square in the face.
Again, Tottenham may have been without Alli and Kane through injury, but thankfully it seems as if the club has a new hero. One that comes in the shape of Heung Min-Son, the South Korean has stepped up to the plate and turned in numerous match-winning performances as of late.
That Wembley win will undoubtedly give Tottenham a huge confidence boost and with their pair of England internationals ready to return for the title run-in, then that could well provide the shot in the arm needed to go on and win this season’s, Premier League.