Tottenham saw their title hopes slip down the drain on Monday night after Chelsea fought back from 2-0 down to earn a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Tottenham knew they had a mountain to climb after allowing West Brom to scrape a draw at White Hart Lane the previous Monday, and would need Leicester to drop points in order for them to win a first title since 1961 but with Leicester drawing against Manchester United the pressure was on them.
Unfortunately they buckled and Leicester were named champions for the first time in their history.
Spurs fans will rue the West Brom draw and allowing rivals Chelsea to share the points after holding such a dominant lead on Monday, but Spurs star Christian Eriksen has pointed to another game where Tottenham let their grip on the Premier League trophy go.
Back in March Tottenham drew with Arsenal at White Hart Lane. Having been 1 down, a red card for Francis Coquelin seemingly changed the game and Tottenham soon took the lead via Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane only for a late Alexis Sanchez goal to peg them back, meaning the North London sides shared the spoils.
It was a bitter blow for Spurs given their man advantage, and had they won, would have seen Spurs go top. And it is this game that midfielder Eriksen points to as the moment that Tottenham’s title hopes began to fade.
The 24 year old remarked:
‘We threw it away a few games ago when we had the chance to go top (against Arsenal), which we didn’t.
After that they (Leicester) showed consistency by winning games 1-0 for the whole season. So congrats to Leicester. Hopefully next season will be revenge.’
Tottenham will hope to mount a similar challenge next season, despite knowing that things will be made much harder with the arrivals of the likes of Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte as well as many of the top clubs looking to spend big in order to wrestle the title away from Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester.