Build-Up To The New Season – Tottenham

Team: Tottenham Hotspur

Nickname: Spurs, Lilywhites

Founded: 1882

Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

Stadium Name: Wembley Stadium (new stadium under construction)

Stadium Capacity: 90,000

Major Honours: (2) First Division, (2) Second Division, (8) F.A Cup, (4) League Cup, (7) Community Shield, (2) Europa League

Main Rivals: Arsenal, Chelsea, West Ham

Biggest Win v Brighton: 3-0 (March 1907)

Biggest Defeat v Brighton: 3-1 (April 1978)

Last Meeting: Tottenham 2-0 Brighton (29/10/14)

When Do They Play Brighton: Wednesday 13th December (Wembley Stadium), Saturday 21st April (AMEX Stadium)

 

Players To Watch:

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris

Defender: Jan Vertonghen

Midfielder: Dele Alli

Striker: Harry Kane

 

After the disappointment of the season before, Spurs fans were confident they could go one step further and win the league title; however they just fell short once again, although they did give champions Chelsea a good run for their money. Tottenham never went lower than 6th throughout the whole season, but were never top, and occupied 2nd place for half the season. They had a near perfect home record where they won 17 of their 19 home games, drawing the other 2 games to Liverpool and Leicester. However, their struggles away from home were evident with poor performances against Chelsea, Man United and West Ham ultimately cost them the title. With them moving to their temporary home at Wembley, where they haven't faired well, it seems likely that they will struggle to mount another title challenge, until they move back to White Hart Lane next season.

 

Last Season’s Finish: 2nd 

Predicted Finish 5th

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