What a difference a week makes, you’re either announcing yourself as firmly in the Premier League title race or you are a team in crisis and as per usual it is never dull in the life of anyone connected to Tottenham
After suffering back to back defeats to both Burnley and Chelsea, the clouds are once again circling around this homeless convoy and with Arsenal on the horizon, then there is every chance that the outlook could turn out to be even more grey.
Arsenal have once again got their tails up and will no doubt be smelling blood, especially as a win on Saturday would see the gap eroded to just a single point and as a consequence blow the race for the top four wide open.
However, if there was ever a fixture for Tottenham to silence the critics that have certainly been louder in voice over the past few weeks, then this will be the one. A win over Arsenal would go some way to redressing the balance in North London.
Not only that, but on the flipside a win over the Gunners would see the gap then extend to seven points. A margin that then allows for a much clearer disposition for Mauricio Pochettino and his players.
Much has been made of the fact that Harry Kane has returned from injury, at the same time though it is clear for all to see that he is not fully fit and although that may still take some time, he certainly knows where the goal is.
And what better way to return to the scoresheet then by bagging an important strike against that lot up the road and should the talisman go on to get the decisive strike, then those fitness concerns will have quickly evaporated. A huge Saturday lunchtime lies ahead.