It is win or bust for Tottenham Hotspur in March as they face three of the teams currently above them in the Premier League. Beginning with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this weekend, Arsenal (home) and Liverpool (away) follow with Southampton (home) also in between.
Tottenham's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League for next season require positive results from these matches. Undoubtedly, there are going to be some nerves around White Hart Lane right now.
Chelsea on Saturday present arguably the toughest of these upcoming challenges.
Jose Mourinho's men currently top the table, and in Eden Hazard they have a player verging on scintillating form. Nor should the other medal-laden stars that make up the Blues' experienced and skilled squad be forgotten
Tim Sherwood's team undoubtedly need to be prepared for a long 90 minutes. Yet, there are also reasons why Spurs should not fear their rivals from across London.
Over the following few pages, these are explored. From Spurs' own recent history against Chelsea, to some on-pitch details that might be to their advantage.