EPL 2017/18: 5 reasons why Tottenham Hotspur will not win the title

Eric Dier scored in his first two Spurs games from right back

Eric Dier scored in his first two Spurs games from right back

If future decisions are based on analysis of this game, the two managers will surely move in the market to strengthen their squad before the end of the transfer deadline.

Obviously we all hope for a result tomorrow against Tottenham but I really dread being turned over by Spurs and then having to go to Huddersfield next weekend where it will be jumping.

While the likes of Manchester City, United, Chelsea and Arsenal have all splashed the cash this summer the Lilywhites are the only Premier League team to yet sign a single player this transfer window.

Talks were held in Amsterdam yesterday and the White Hart Lane outfit are confident a deal will be agreed this week.

Blues manager Antonio Conte is reportedly eager to bolster his wing-back options and the arrival of Rose would see Marcos Alonso reduced to being a squad player. There's the added Wembley factor this season, of course, but Pochettino has a settled side and players who clearly relish playing with one another.

Rose, 27, did an interview in the week in which he questioned the club's pay structure and said he would consider offers to leave, although he later apologised. That they haven't signed any players this summer, nor won a trophy since 2008, is a sign of something important missing to their current identity - a sense of grittiness and hardline determination, perhaps. "We need them to challenge for all the things".

He has since scored 21, 25 and 29 goals over the last three Premier League seasons, with his tally in 2016-17 coming from just 30 games.

Easy to watch as I have no expectation of Newcastle being anywhere close to either team, unless Mike Ashley gets a bang on the head, accidentally or not...

But the 45-year-old Argentine and his players have come up short two years in a row as the pressure of the title race proved too much for them.

"Everybody thought it was in, but overall he was always a threat and I thought he had a really good game given it was his first bit of action this year".

If he is able to stay fit and score goals at a rate similar to that of last the campaign, Spurs will feel a lot more confident about their title chances.

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