Tottenham Hotspur are coming up short in the title hunt once again.
Tottenham Hotspur look set to fall short again in their title challenge, already sitting in fifth place in the Premier League table.
They are 13 points behind leaders Manchester City and face a fight simply to finish in the top four.
It looks like a step back from their recent two seasons, in which they challenged Leicester City and Chelsea for the title, finishing third and then second.
Both of these positions remain in their grasp, but Spurs should have been aspiring to at this stage look higher.
There are circumstances working against them, Manchester City's supreme form, and the Wembley factor was always going to be a hindrance.
But the fears which existed during the summer over their transfer business are now coming back to bite them.
Davinson Sanchez has looked like an incredible addition at the back, a snip at £42 million.
But he also seems a bit of a luxury considering defence was already their position of strength.
Key problems in attack have not been addressed, namely their lack of pace, trickery, and players who can change a game.
Davinson Sanchez's arrival meant Tottenham Hotspur's summer ended with excitement, but if Spurs had not signed him, they would likely be in a similar position.
Until their deficiencies in attack are solved and more support is given to Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane, Tottenham are likely to fall short in their pursuit of the title.