Despite a 4-0 midweek victory in the UEFA Europa League, the pressure is well and truly on Tottenham who have lost five of their previous six Premier League games.
Big clubs can’t afford to lose too many games, it not only looks bad, but it also damages their chances of retaining their ‘big club’ status. Some fans, of course, are of a mind to employ cognitive dissonance until everything suddenly gets a bit hairy towards the close of the season, and then it’s all oohs and ahh’s and talk of what might have been.
Worse yet, our eight league defeats this season are José Mourinho’s most since 2015/16 with Chelsea, and he was sacked after his ninth in that campaign. The Portuguese will be all too aware of the precarious territory he’s currently tiptoeing across.
Talk of replacing the serial winner has been tempered a little, but only because the crazy talk of Nagelsmann quitting RB Leipzig was effectively rubbished by the club’s sporting director.
Burnley are doing a decent job of steering away from the relegation zone after no loss across their last 4 outings – how far away might Spurs be from chaos again?