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Are Tottenham closing in on the best teams in the Premier League?

Tottenham Hotspur are fourth in the league with 48 points from their opening 26 league games and goal keeper Hugo Lloris believes they are slowly closing in on the top giants of English football.

Spurs currently sit behind Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea in fourth spot and are looking comfortable enough to maintain that spot this season.

The 26-year-old moved to White Hart Lane in the summer from Lyon and is a key member of Andre Villas-Boas’ Champions League-chasing squad. The French star said as quoted in the press:

“Today, there’s United, City and Chelsea who are a cut above, and who have more financial means. But Tottenham is just behind,”

“The club has been trying to establish itself in the top four for some years now.”

If we look at the league table, he has a point here. Spurs are just one point behind Chelsea but Lloris is wary of the threat from other teams currently outside of the top four.

Arsenal and Everton are immediate contenders for that spot while Liverpool can join the race too, but the Reds have jeopardized their chances by losing against West Bromwich Albion on Monday night.

The fact that Spurs are consistently knocking the door of top four for the past few seasons only suggest that they are steadily closing on the gap with other top teams in the league.