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Tottenham will play before Chelsea this weekend and can move to within a point of the top if they win at West Ham on Friday night – and Chelsea do not play until Monday night when the Blues will host struggling Middlesbrough.

Spurs striker Harry Kane is excited about playing before Chelsea and he said: “It is good to go first – we have got to try to drop the gap to one point and see what happens.

“We knew what it was like last year with Leicester playing before us. It is difficult. It is good to try to play first and try to put that pressure on, so it will be good to play on Friday night.

“It is another tough game away from home, but hopefully we can get that win, put that pressure on and wait and see.

“We have to learn from what happened last year and we are doing that. We have still got four games left so we are not there yet but it was a good performance against Arsenal, especially after watching Chelsea win.

“The most important thing for us was putting pressure back on Chelsea. It was a big game for us and watching them win meant we knew we had to win as well. And we did it.

“It could have been difficult for us but from the first minute we played in the right manner: we played fast, we pressed them, we made it difficult for them and created chances and on a different day we could probably could have scored a couple more.

“We have got four games in front of us and we feel like we can win all four. We feel we can beat anyone. It was a very mature performance against Arsenal and we have just got to continue that for the rest of the season.”

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