Pochettino: The title is Chelsea’s to lose

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says that Chelsea are in such a good position it would be a disaster for them not to win the Premier League.

With just eight matches left to play this season, the Blues have a seven-point lead over Spurs, and he would be shocked to see them throw it away.

"When you are seven points above the second-placed team with eight games to go, it is normal in the end to win the league," Pochettino said.

"Now it is up to them to win the league. We are in a position where we need to do our job, win games and put pressure on them.

"But it's true that if after the last eight games of the season they haven't won the league, it will be tough for them to accept."

The Argentine went on to insist that he isn’t trying to make the Blues feel any extra pressure to perform.

"I don't believe in mind games," he said. "The 'mind game' is to provide my team with belief and character, which we showed at Swansea [in a 3-1 victory].

"So it is very difficult to affect other teams or managers by playing mind games, as you call them in England."