Football: Pressure is on Chelsea, says Spurs Vertonghen

Tottenham's Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen said the pressure is all on Premier League leaders Chelsea after his side kept their title hopes alive with a 2-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday.

Goals by Dele Alli and a penalty from leading scorer Harry Kane kept the gap between them and Chelsea -- who beat Everton 3-0 earlier on Sunday -- to four points with four matches remaining.

"The pressure is on Chelsea. One loss (for them) and a win for us and the gap will just be a point," Vertonghen told Sky Sports.

Vertonghen, who led the defence superbly alongside compatriot Toby Alderweireld, said Spurs had been hungrier for victory which also ensured they will finish above Arsenal for the first time in 22 years.

"It was a massive game in so many different ways," he said. "We showed from the start we wanted to win more than them, and that we want to stay in the title race.

"It was a great performance throughout the team, from Hugo (Lloris) in goal to Harry (Kane)."

Kane for his part was ecstatic at the end result.

"Incredible," he told Sky Sports. "We obviously wanted to finish the last north London derby here (White Hart Lane as they will play at Wembley next season) on a high note and we did that.

"We worked hard, we created the better chances, what a day. A great weekend for us.

"The fans having bragging rights (winning the derby abnd finishing above Arsenal) is just an added bonus."

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech was left devastated and realised the defeat could have a major impact on their hopes of making the Champions League next season.

"I am very disappointed. This is not the game to lose," the Czech great told Sky Sports.

"We need to win the remaining games and hope that some of the others slip up. It is clear for us now."