Andre Villas-Boas prays for luck in top-four chase

With Arsenal not in action until they host FA Cup finalists Wigan Athletic on Tuesday, Spurs can move into the top four by winning at Stoke City on Sunday, 24 hours after Chelsea visit Aston Villa.

updated: May 09, 2013 10:33 IST
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Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas remains upbeat about his side's chances of Champions League qualification, despite their destiny no longer being in their hands after the 2-2 draw with Chelsea.

Wednesday's gripping encounter at Stamford Bridge left Spurs just below the Champions League qualifying places, a point behind fourth-place Arsenal and three points shy of Chelsea with two games to play.

It means Spurs need the teams above them to drop points if they are to creep into the top four, but Villas-Boas applauded his team's desire to secure qualification.

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