The North London club lost 1-0 to West Ham in Friday night’s fixture, meaning Chelsea can win the title before they next touch a ball.

Manuel Lanzini’s 65th minute strike left Spurs second-placed Spurs four points behind Chelsea with three matches to play — and the leaders have a game in hand.

Tottenham have just a five per cent chance of winning the Premier League this season, according to the numbers. According to data put together by the Financial Times, Chelsea are 95 per cent certain to win the Premier League this season.

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Financial Times

Tottenham boss Pochettino said: “To win a League or a trophy is a key moment. This was a key moment. It’s not about to play good or bad or run more or less but when you win, you win.

“If you want to be champions you must win. How? I don’t know.

“We are missing a little bit but we move on and try to finish the season still fighting.”

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Mauricio Pochettino was left devastated after the full-time whistle as Tottenham Hotspur’s title ambitions were sent crashing.

This is Tottenham’s second successive 1-0 defeat away at the Hammers.

Poch said: “I’m calm but disappointed we missed an opportunity to close the gap. It wasn’t our best day. It’s so difficult to focus now on Chelsea. You’ve got to win to put pressure on them and everything that happened is the worst. But this has not changed my opinion of the team. I’m still very proud of my players.”

Spurs star Eric Dier admits his team need a miracle now to win the Premier League.

He said: “It was already hard, now it’s even harder. That’s all I can say really. It’s disappointing. They made it hard for us, they played very deep and we didn’t create enough.”

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Chelsea now have the chance to win the Premier League before Spurs next touch a ball.

Tottenham do not play again until Sunday, 14 May, when they host Manchester United – and by then the title might already have gone to Stamford Bridge.

Nevertheless, it will be an emotional occasion as it is Spurs’ final home game at White Hart Lane.

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