Following Spurs’ defeat at home to Southampton in the week, plus Man United dropping points away at Burnley, this past week has been very encouraging for our top four hopes.

Coupled together with a pretty amazing win at Wolves by ourselves, things were looking good, despite West Ham sneaking a narrow win over Watford.

Chelsea didn’t play, so didn’t win, and the rest of this weekend also went pretty well. United dropped yet more points, at home to Saints (at least they didn’t lose like some) and Tottenham lost the third game in a row – the first time Conte has lost three games in a row for 12 years. West Ham scraped a late equaliser at Leicester in the soaraway Super Sunday Sky game, but things could have been worse, West Ham going ahead in the game which ended 2-2.

Looking forward, we play Brentford at home next weekend (after another nice rest) while Spurs go to Man City, and United visit Elland Road, which will be a cauldron for that game, the locals will be smelling at least a point from a team they call their biggest rivals.

If we can win two, very winnable home games, Brentford and Wolves, and if we can get Tomiyasu back and cut out getting any more silly red cards, I feel like we could start to really think about a top-four spot.

More tomorrow, reader(s)…