Mauricio Pochettino has urged Tottenham to be ready to capitalise on any more Chelsea slip-ups after moving within seven points of the Premier League leaders.
Spurs’ 2-0 success at Burnley was made all the sweeter by a surprise triumph for Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge that will have given Pochettino’s side further encouragement they can overhaul Chelsea in the remaining nine games.
The title picture could look very different when the Blues kick off at Bournemouth next Saturday evening, given they face a tough assignment against Manchester City on Wednesday with Spurs at Swansea in midweek and then hosting Watford in next weekend’s early kick-off.
Pochettino knows their title aspirations still rest on a Chelsea collapse and stressed Spurs must take full advantage were such a scenario to occur.
“It’s now seven points, it’s completely different to 10,” he said.
“But there’s still a lot of work to do. It’s not dependent on us; it’s dependent on if Chelsea fail. But in that moment if they fail we need to do our job.
“If we do our job we can be there until the end of the season and try to fight for the title.
“It’s important to keep that mentality and try to win every game that we play.
“We are at seven points now and it is important to be there if Chelsea fail. We are there fighting for the Premier League, to be as high as possible.”