LEICESTER v TOTTENHAM
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The drawn-out, tame Carabao Cup outclassing at the hands of Chelsea drew a feeling of deflation, the two-legged defeat coming either side of a tepid win over League One Morecambe in the FA Cup, followed by the frustration of Sunday’s derby postponement.
Those matches played out amid a state of growing restlessness about a lack of activity in the transfer market and brought with them more bad news on the injury front, as well as concerns over Antonio Conte’s future.
Yet the latest bout of doom and gloom belies the fact that in terms of Tottenham’s primary ambition for a season that at various stages has looked consigned to failure, an unlikely opening remains there for the taking.
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