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Tottenham Hotspur - 3rd (P33, 67 points)
Still to come:20 April: Manchester City (A)23 April: Brighton & Hove Albion (H)27 April: West Ham United (H)6 May: Bournemouth (A)12 May: Everton (H)
Blowing hot, or blowing hard?For so long nearly, but not quite the finished article, Spurs are capable of outstanding results, but often slip up when expected to win – their 10 league defeats are twice the tally suffered by the top two combined. Title contenders at Christmas, the first outing in their new home earlier this month, against Crystal Palace, was a first win in six.
New home, you say?The long-awaited Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – which has its own microbrewery - is finally ready after a lengthy delay stalled its grand opening. More importantly, its 62,062 capacity outstrips Arsenal’s 60,260, making it London’s biggest club ground. Mauricio Pochettino’s men have started well at their new home, winning all three matches since taking up residence.
What about that run-in?This weekend’s trip to City aside, Spurs have a generous run-in, with only Everton from the top half to play and three of their final five at home. A bullish Pochettino recently claimed: “I am confident we are going to finish in the top four,” and is talking of marquee signings to embrace a new dawn. A dangling Champions League carrot is a must to attract new talent – or hold on to existing stars.
They don’t like to draw, do they...Stalemates are off the menu. The 1-1 draw with Arsenal in Spurs’ farewell to their temporary Wembley residency last month was their first of the league season, alongside 21 wins and 10 losses. .(tagsToTranslate)Like(t)#UnitedReview(t)First
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