Back-to-back title challenges have come just short for Tottenham and Mauricio Pochettino will be looking to get his team over that final hump this season. The club’s third assault on the title begins at St. James Park against promoted Newcastle United, who will be looking to solidify their top-flight status as early as possible.
The White Hart Lane chapter has closed and the first page of the Wembley Stadium chapter has primetime written all over it. Spurs welcome champions Chelsea to their new home in week two for the Premier League’s first London Derby of the season.
Both sets of fans have already circled the 18 November fixture between Arsenal and Tottenham at the Emirates. Spurs finished above Arsenal last season for the first time in 22 years and will be looking to make that a tradition.
Pochettino can look forward to home fixtures against Southampton on Boxing Day and a big London Derby against Slaven Bilic and West Ham on December 30. At White Hart Lane last season, the home fans were treated to a thrilling come from behind 3-2 victory as Harry Kane scored twice in the final minutes.
It’s a quick turnaround for the club as they travel to Wales on New Year’s Day to face Swansea at the Liberty Stadium, where they won 3-1 last season.
Captain Hugo Lloris and his side travel to the champions on 31 March in the hopes of avenging their 2-1 loss at Stamford Bridge last November.
Spurs wrap up their season at Wembley against Leicester City, where they will be hoping to lift the trophy after coming so close twice…