The Premier League title race is back on. Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester United at the weekend has raised hopes among the Tottenham Hotspur faithful.
Chelsea are now only four points clear of second-placed and London rivals Tottenham at the top of the Premier League table.
With just six more rounds of matches remaining in the league this season, it does look that the race could go down to the wire.
Chelsea remain the favourites for the championship, but the Blues’ defeats to Crystal Palace and United this month have shown that they are not invincible.
Collymore has predicted that the FA Cup semi-final tie between Chelsea and Tottenham next weekend is going to be crucial in the Premier League title race.
The former Liverpool striker believes that the winners of the match will win the league title.
“When the Blues went on their best run of the season, winning ten games on the spin, they kept seven clean sheets and you knew – you knew – that teams had to do something consistently special over 90 minutes to beat them,” Collymore wrote on Boylesports.com.
“In the last ten Premier League games they haven’t kept one clean sheet. And with Spurs scoring goals for fun and, most importantly, keeping shut out after shut out, if I was Conte, I’d be seriously concerned.”
“One thing is for sure, when I’m at Wembley for BoyleSports this coming Cup Semi weekend, neither Conte or Poch will be treating this as a phoney war, both will now have to go for it, and you know what?” added Collymore.
“The winner for me not only gets a return visit to Wembley, but takes the biggest prize of them all. The League.”