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Rachel Riley’s damning assessment of Tottenham’s ‘bottle jobs’ is splitting opinion

Spurs could now end up seven points behind leaders Chelsea as shock defeat leaves them clinging to Premier League dream

Rachel Riley was scathing in her assessment of Tottenham on Friday night, branding them a ‘proper bottle job’

Spurs look like they’ve crashed out of the Premier League title race at the final hurdle for the second year straight following a 1-0 defeat to West Ham at the Olympic Stadium.

Rachel Riley didn't hold back in her criticism of Tottenham after their West Ham defeat

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Rachel Riley didn’t hold back in her criticism of Tottenham after their West Ham defeat

Rachel Riley co-hosted the Friday night clash on Sky Sports alongside Jeff Stelling

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Rachel Riley co-hosted the Friday night clash on Sky Sports alongside Jeff Stelling

It means that Chelsea can open up a seven point gap if they beat Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

And the Blues can seal title victory before Spurs even kick a football again with victory against West Brom in a week’s time.

The White Hart Lane faithful are sure to be hurting after seeing their men also collapse in last season’s battle with Leicester.

Thierry Henry, Jamie Redknapp and Alan Pardew joined Rachel Riley and Jeff Stelling in the Sky studio

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Thierry Henry, Jamie Redknapp and Alan Pardew joined Rachel Riley and Jeff Stelling in the Sky studio

Spurs have suffered title misery at the death two years in a row

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Spurs have suffered title misery at the death two years in a row

And Countdown brainbox Riley, who is also a Man United fan, did not hold back when summing up Spurs’ performance.

Speaking alongside host Jeff Stelling and guests Thierry Henry, Jamie Redknapp and Alan Pardew, Riley said: “It’s déjà vu for Spurs, isn’t it? Proper bottle job.”

West Ham were delighted with their win - and so were Chelsea fans

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West Ham were delighted with their win – and so were Chelsea fans

Whether Tottenham still have a crack at the title will depend after Monday night’s result.

But another failure is sure to strengthen Mauricio Pochettino’s resolve further, with the Argentine knowing he possesses a young team capable of challenging consistently for the next decade.

Riley’s damning remarks, however, really were divisive on social media:

Riley clarified her remarks and hit out at the ‘personal abuse’ she received following the comments.