The five fixtures that will define Tottenham’s season

Tottenham Hotspur have gone close to the title two seasons in a row now, a third and second place finish respectively is the best they have offered, which is outstanding considering their net spend over the last five years (+£1m) and average age of their squad (25).

Since his arrival, Mauricio Pochettino has revitalised Spurs by playing great football, achieving much better results than anyone of the past two decades in his position. On top of that, a brand-new stadium is now being constructed and of course, finally finishing above fierce rivals Arsenal for the first time since 1996.

It shows the huge amounts of progress being made by the North London club in such a short period of time and it is only going to get better.

However, while their new stadium is being built, Spurs will have to endure a season with Wembley as its home ground. Spurs’ record at Wembley in the Champions League last season won’t exactly fill the club with confidence that they can repeat an unbeaten season on home turf, and it could prove to be a much more testing campaign for Pochettino’s men as a result.

So with that in mind and following the announcement of the 17/18 fixture, we’ve picked out the fixtures we think will define Spurs’ season…