Where can Tottenham get the points for the Champions League?

Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham lay six points behind Manchester United in the final Champions League spot with eight games remaining. Can they do it?

On paper Spurs have a presentable run-in, with two key fixtures together in April that will effectively seal their fate.

Saturday sees Spurs travel to relegation-threatened Burnley, where they will be looking to take maximum points. The same applies when they welcome Aston Villa to White Hart Lane on April 11th. 

A trip to St James' Park to take on a Newcastle United team with little to play for then follows on April 19th. But the next two fixtures see Pochettino take his troops to his old club Southampton where significant spice will be added to an already-high stakes encounter. This is then followed by a May 3rd visit from second-placed Manchester City.

If Spurs remain in the hunt for a UEFA Champions League place after that run of games, they will be buoyed by a season run-in that involves Stoke away, Hull at home and a last-day-of-the-season visit to Goodison Park to face Everton. All three clubs are in mid-table with only Hull in any danger of the drop.

Major factors in Spurs' fate, of course, are the points picked up by Southampton, Liverpool and Manchester United above them. All three have key fixtures, but Southampton appear to have the best run-in, with only Manchester City of the teams above or around them to play, on the last day of the season. Liverpool have Chelsea and Arsenal still to play, plus an FA Cup Semi-Final, while Manchester United must still face Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal.

All Spurs can do is win their own fixtures, but also significant is their goal difference. They sit in seventh place with just + 5 to their name - at least seven goals behind the nearest team above them - which could be crucial when it comes down to the wire. 

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