Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea keep winning while Arsenal continue downward spiral under Arsene Wenger. Iain Macintosh looks at this weekend's Heroes and Villains.
This is why Chelsea will win the title. Not because of the back three and not because Eden Hazard has suddenly remembered how to play football. Not because Antonio Conte has skilfully managed the John Terry issue and not because Victor Moses was finally allowed to shine. They will win the title because in almost every case this...
Two first-half goals gave Tottenham the edge over a determined Southampton side as the home side recorded a 10th successive league win at White Hart Lane -- a club record in the Premier League era. Spurs took the lead through Christian Eriksen, who scored with a well-directed shot from outside the area, then doubled the advantage when Dele Alli won and converted a soft penalty. It looked as if they would win at a canter but Southampton reduced the deficit through James Ward-Prowse.
LONDON -- Three thoughts on Tottenham's 2-1 win vs. Southampton in the Premier League.
1. Ten in a row for Tottenham at home
Can Tottenham cope without Harry Kane? On this evidence, they can, but it was a little too close for comfort against Southampton as they extended their winning run at home to 10 Premier League matches with a 2-1 victory.
Their record sequence began with a 3-2 win against West Ham in Kane's first home game after seven weeks out with an ankle injury. The England striker...
Tottenham's signings over the past two summers have been a mixed bag.
In 2015, they bought five players and of them, Clinton Njie has already left the club and Kevin Wimmer no longer has his manager's trust. Kieran Trippier and Son Heung-Min have both been a success but neither gets in the first XI when everyone is fit. Last summer, Spurs signed four players, including Vincent Janssen, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Moussa Sissoko for a combined £57 million to pep up their attack. The trio have...
Given that Harry Kane had earlier limped off with what turned out to be ankle ligament damage, it will have heartened Spurs fans to see their side score six vs. Millwall. Son Heung-Min, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and others will be vital in Kane's absence.
To see where Tottenham Hotspur fit in Shaka Hislop's full rankings, as well as which clubs made the list this week and which dropped out, click here.