Martin Keown analyses Tottenham's title chances, highlights remarkable factor of their season

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Martin Keown has praised Tottenham's ability to juggle the Premier League with the Europa League.

Pundit Martin Keown has told the Daily Mail that he thinks Tottenham have their best chance of winning the Premier League title.

After Monday's 2-1 win over Watford, Tottenham sit in fourth place in the Premier League table, and just four points adrift of league leaders Arsenal.

With the meanest defence in the Premier League, an energetic midfield spearheaded by Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele, and a red hot goalscorer in Harry Kane, Tottenham appear to have everything that a title contender needs.

Some aren't quite convinced by their title challenge though, with many stating that they rely too heavily on Kane for goals, and don't have the depth of their rivals.

However, former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has told the Daily Mail that he thinks Tottenham have their best chance yet to win the title, and noted that a shock title win could be a huge boost, given that the club are building a new stadium in the coming years.

Keown noted one 'remarkable' factor of Tottenham's season so far though - their ability to juggle the Premier League with the Europa League.

Tottenham often have to play Thursday and then Sunday, which can be difficult, especially for long trips, just as Spurs did when they travelled all the way to Azerbaijan to take on Qarabag in the group stage.

Keown believes that it will be interesting to see whether they can maintain those high standards in both competitions during the second half of the season, setting Mauricio Pochettino's men something of a challenge for 2016.

"I think what is remarkable is how Spurs have managed to take the Thursday night games in their stride this season, and not let it affect their Premier League form," said Keown. "It’ll be very interesting to see if they can keep this up when the competition starts again in February."

"For most players, Thursday night is a traditional time for relaxation – but Tottenham’s players have had to watch the teams in the Champions League (the competition they strive for) and then again on Saturday before they play on Sunday. It’s not easy watching your rivals get good results on a Saturday if you’re playing on a Sunday, but so far Tottenham have matched them."

"People say that this year is Arsenal’s best chance to win the title, but it’s also Tottenham’s – particularly as they’re about to build their new stadium. It’s a big strain on a club’s resources – you only have to look at Arsenal’s lean decade since leaving Highbury to see that," he added.

Can Tottenham keep up their fine form in both the Premier League and Europa League?

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