The 2015-2016 #Premier League season will live long in the memory of global #Football fans. Leicester City not only upset the apple cart and disrupted the monopoly on the Premier League title by the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea, but turned it upside down and emptied the contents as they eased home by a comfortable margin of 10 points. It was the biggest winning margin across Europe, bar PSG's mammoth 31 point lead by the end of the Ligue 1 season.

However, #Tottenham Hotspur were challenging the eventual champions all the way until the end of April, when they eventually faltered in a 2-2 draw with Chelsea that handed Leicester the title.

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Spurs were still the favourites with some bookmakers at the beginning of April as Harry Kane won the Golden Boot and Dele Alli continued to impress despite his tender years.

Inevitably these impressive performances led to Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino being linked with a move to Old Trafford to replace outgoing Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal and even a return to his native Argentina to coach the national team. Spurs fans were understandably nervous about losing their highly-rated manager but he and chairman Daniel Levy resisted advances from Manchester and Buenos Aries as he opted to stay with the White Hart Lane outfit.

Tottenham learning from their experience?

The current season started steadily for Tottenham as although they went unbeaten for the first 12 games of the Premier League season, the run was littered with too many draws and defeat at Chelsea left them outside the top four and Champions League qualification.

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However, since that defeat at Stamford Bridge, Pochettino's side have racked up five victories in their last six games, including four consecutive wins and can potentially sit in third place on Thursday morning if they beat Chelsea at White Hart Lane and other results go their way.

Matches against their London rivals have gained even more significance in the last couple of years as Tottenham's assault on the title has become more threatening each season under Pochettino, There is an added incentive to the game on Wednesday evening as Chelsea were responsible for ending Spurs' challenge in 2015-2016 in a bad tempered game which was full of ill-discipline and resulted in a six game suspension for Mousa Dembélé after he was charged with eye-gouging Chelsea striker Diego Costa. Tottenham will be looking to keep their discipline in their final league match against Chelsea at their current stadium and look to continue their four league game winning streak.

Alli and Kane - Tottenham's potential title winners

Successive 4-1 victories away at Southampton and Watford have impressed pundits and fans alike, with Harry Kane entering his third season leading Spurs' attack and reaching double figures for the season, whilst Dele Alli has scored six goals in his last six appearances.

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Toby Alderweireld was sorely missed when he was injured, and alongside Jan Vertonghen and the excellent Danny Rose and Kyle Walker, has been instrumental in shoring up a Tottenham defence that has only conceded 14 goals in 19 league games this season. Despite Antonio Conte's side leading the table by five points with a game in hand on Liverpool, victory for Tottenham would see them sit seven points behind the Blues - certainly not an insurmountable margin with the mood Pochettino's side is in.

There is talk of a breakaway mini-league of six already occurring in the Premier League this season, and if Spurs' form continues in this manner, we are sure to be talking about them as potential champions once again.