Tottenham Hotspur are the surprise leaders of the Premier League after matchday 9, following their convincing win against a toothless looking Manchester City side after goals by Son Heung-min and Giovani Lo Celso.
Spurs have looked like a real force under Jose Mourinho this season and despite having lost on the opening day against Everton, the club have looked near faultless since and put themselves into serious contention for the title early on.
Results such as when the squandered 3-0 to West Ham United's incredible 3-3 comeback have shown the Lilywhites are still far from the finished product, however, given the nature of 2020, we know truly anything can happen.
In truth, Spurs have answered most of the questions that have been posed to them so far. Many have questioned whether Mourinho's men have what it takes against the 'Big Six', but, in the two games they’ve played against those sides, they hammered Manchester United 6-1 at Old Trafford, and brushed aside City last weekend, showing varied styles of play, which bodes well if they’re to have any chance of taking the title for the first time since 1961, which is priced at 5/1.
The question of whether or not the north London side can win the title needs to be split into two parts, it seems: the Mourinho effect and the Spurs effect. We know Mourinho can win the title, as he did so three times at Chelsea in just five years with the club, with the third triumph coming 10 years after his first, proving he is a match for any league in any generation.
However, the Spurs effect is one that casts a shadow. The club have been in title races in recent times but fell at the last few hurdles on each one, with phrasing like 'bottling it' being plastered across the club's modern day history.
But this time, everything seems to be aligning just right - can Spurs genuinely win the Premier League?