With their 3-1 victory over Bournemouth, Chelsea have maintained their strong position at the top of the table with the gap between them and Tottenham remaining at seven points.
Spurs find themselves in a scintillating run of form. They have won six league games in a row, which includes the impressive victory over Everton and the hammering of Watford.
Despite this though, they have barely made any ground up on the leaders Chelsea. The Blues are showing no signs of weakness heading in the final weeks of the season and their performances continue to be too much for their opponents.
I think it is fair to say that, especially after yesterday’s results, the title race is over as it does not look to be in Chelsea’s character for them to decline and fall at the final hurdle this year. They have been remarkably consistent this season and they continue to grind out victories each week.
This Chelsea side is one of the most organised and talented that we have seen in some years in the Premier League. In terms of their resoluteness, Conte’s side does resemble the great Chelsea team formed under José Mourinho during his first tenure at the club.
Tottenham have been the most entertaining team to watch this season and their youthful side are going from strength to strength after coming close to winning the title last season.
Their victory over Watford yesterday showed again the quality that they possess in abundance. They brushed aside their opponents in devastating fashion and their London rivals had no answers for them.
Even though sides like Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United are all bound to strengthen in the summer, Tottenham have to be considered the favourites for the title alongside Chelsea next year and they should push the Blues even further than they have this season.
It is vital for Spurs that they manage to keep a hold of their most important players, Harry Kane and Dele Alli, who are bound to have a lot of interest in them after their brilliant performances this campaign.
The difference for Chelsea this year has been the introduction of Antonio Conte as manager. He has completely turned around the performances of a squad that massively under performed last season to help them become the runaway leaders of the Premier League.
He is surely set to win the Manager of the Year award and his inspired signings – especially N’Golo Kante – have helped massively to give Chelsea the edge over their opponents throughout this season.
Diego Costa and Eden Hazard are arguably Chelsea’s most gifted players but they were both surrounded with controversy last term due to their below average displays. Yet this year they have remedied this and when they are on their game it is very difficult to stop them.
Chelsea’s next three games will be vital in deciding the title. They face Manchester United, Southampton and Everton and should they come out of these games unscathed, the title will be all but theirs.