The BBC have confirmed that they will show highlights of tonight’s match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in a special Match Of The Day broadcast after the game has finished.
Spurs head to Stamford Bridge needing three points if they are to have any hope of catching Leicester at the top of the table. Chelsea, meanwhile, will be hoping that their poor season will at least have a small silver lining in the shape of ending their London rivals’ bid for the title.
Before this weekend’s rounds of fixtures began Leicester needed three points from their remaining three games in order to win the Premier League title. Their draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday means that that has been reduced to two points from their last two matches against Everton and Chelsea.
Spurs, however, are eight points behind the Foxes with a game in hand. That means that they need to win all three of the games that they still have to play and hope that Leicester drop more points in their last two fixtures. That means that anything less than a win for Spurs at Stamford Bridge will hand the title to Leicester City this evening.
The defending Premier League champions, Chelsea, have endured a torrid season. Their former manager Jose Mourinho was sacked in December, with the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ having led the Blues to their worst start to a top-flight campaign since the 1960s. Tonight’s match represents their best chance of some slight success, with the chance to deny Tottenham of the title as close to silverware as they’ll be able to get this season.
The special broadcast of Match Of The Day will be on BBC One at 22.55 this evening and the game will also be commentated on by the BBC’s 5 live team. Football fans across England have been caught up in the romance of Leicester City’s season, having seen the Foxes go from seven points from safety last Easter to leading the race for the title for most of this season.