The Blues were on a 13-match winning streak ahead of the trip to White Hart Lane, but a Mauricio Pochettino tactical master class proved too much for Antonio Conte and his band of players. The result has thrown Tottenham into the top four, perhaps even the title mix and has ensured that the league is as competitive as it has ever been.
Manchester United entertain Liverpool this weekend when the league resumes, and we will be of course hoping to defeat our archrivals, while putting us in the mix for the top 4, as we can hope results from other matches also go our way.
Manchester United have won the last six League games, and alongside Chelsea, are the in form team in the league. Yet, we have not climbed above the current 6th position despite such fine form, though the margin of points between us and the top 5 teams on the log has reduced drastically.
Jurgen Klopp is Jose Mourinho’s nemesis, and he has beaten the Portuguese tactician more times than his counterpart has defeated him in their managerial clashes. Yet, these are the games Jose loves to assert his dominance, United have not lost since that 4-0 drubbing away at Stamford Bridge, and will he confident of beating Liverpool who have well documented defensive frailties.
Liverpool are the division’s highest scorers, but in United’s defence ably marshalled by the unlikely pairing of Rojo and Jones in the centre of defence, they face a formidable match. The likes of Ibrahimovic, Mkhitaryan and Pogba are finally showing their star quality, and may prove too much for Liverpool, who will be without Sadio Mane, who has joined up with Senegal for the African Nations Cup.
Mourinho was brought in to win games like this, and United fans will love nothing better than to derail Liverpool’s title ambitions.