The next step comes quickly. With convenient dramatic flair, Spurs’ Wednesday evening game finishes fifteen minutes before Chelsea’s. The north Londoners are away at relegation-battling Swansea, while Antonio Conte’s 343ers are at home against Manchester City.
Or, to put it another way, Spurs have a game that they really should be winning, and Chelsea have a game that they really could end up losing. Not impossible. Not even that improbable.
So by Thursday morning we could have a gap down to four points with eight games left, and a title race that’s stood up, stretching, and looking for its glasses. Then it becomes a question of scrutinising the fixture list and wondering where the next crack will appear. For Chelsea, the obvious candidate comes in mid-April when they head up to Manchester United.
Now, Manchester United aren’t very good. And Manchester United have the Europa League to think about. And Chelsea have this season put five unanswered goals past David de Gea. And we could go on and on in this vein.
Gonzaga players were in a bad mood on their first night in Arizona ahead of the Final Four. Head coach Mark Few had gathered the team for a late night film session three days before the ‘Zags would take on South Carolina.
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It only took a few minutes for that frustration to turn into Cheap Barcelona Jerseys euphoria. Gonzaga wasn’t together to watch film. They were here to meet Kobe Bryant.
Bryant walked into the room unannounced to the shock and awe of the ‘Zags. He was there to impart wisdom before the biggest game of their lives, but first the Gonzaga players needed a moment to settle down. Most of them were completely starstruck.