#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – IN-FORM TOTTENHAM RELISHING CHASE OF CHELSEA

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Tottenham Hotspur have the chance to exert psychological pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea when they open the weekend programme at home to Watford on Saturday.

An 11th consecutive home league victory in the lunchtime kickoff would cut Chelsea’s lead to four points before Antonio Conte’s side play away at Bournemouth in the day’s late game.

It seemed Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham side had blown any chance of reeling in Chelsea when they trailed Swansea City 1-0 in the 88th minute on Wednesday. But an extraordinary late burst earned them a 3-1 win that kept Chelsea in their sights.

Their fifth consecutive victory maintained the seven-point gap and means Pochettino’s side have amassed 29 points since the turn of the year – more than any other side.

While Chelsea’s gritty 2-1 victory over Manchester City means it appears to be their title to lose, Tottenham are clearly revelling in the chase, as they did last season in an ultimately futile pursuit of Leicester City.

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