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The league title will, of course, be decided by which of Tottenham, Leicester City, Manchester City and Arsenal win the most points from the next 13 games.
Much has been made of the fact that Leicester have far fewer fixtures remaining than their three title rivals. Having been knocked out of the FA Cup and not being involved in European competition, the Foxes only have 13 games remaining. Of those, just five are against top-half teams.
Six of Arsenal's remaining 13 Premier League fixtures are against top-half sides.
Spurs have just five but must also travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea. They haven't won that fixture since 1990.
Additionally, Arsenal's European adventure is likely to end when they face Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16, while Spurs have a far more winnable Europa League tie against Fiorentina.
Manchester City also have six top-half teams on their league schedule and a straightforward European opponent in Dynamo Kiev.
If Tottenham are to win the Premier League this season, they will have to overcome the notable handicap that is their schedule.
They are up against it with the disadvantages of a busy schedule and difficult opponents.
Trailing Leicester by five points, their destiny is not in their own hands, and they are in the unfamiliar situation of potentially cheering for an Arsenal victory when the two sides meet next Sunday.
The good news is that in a season of remarkable parity, there are no guarantees that lower-ranked teams will be any easier to beat.
Spurs have been more consistent than any of their rivals and, with 13 games to go, seem well-placed to make a real run at a first league title since 1961.