Football.London have outlined which of Tottenham’s Premier League fixtures could be affected by their involvement in the Champions League group stage.
All 20 sides in England’s top tier learned the extent of their schedules on Thursday with Spurs likely to be content with how theirs has panned out (Premier League).
Antonio Conte’s side will open their campaign by hosting Southampton on Saturday, August 6 followed by a London derby at Chelsea a week later and then a home match against Wolves.
With a fresh league campaign ahead of them, as well as hopes to go far in the Carabao Cup and FA Cup respectively, Spurs also have the reward of featuring in the Champions League following their fourth-placed finish last season.
Spurs will learn who they face in the group stage of European football’s most prestigious club competition when the draw takes place on August 25, with the fixtures pencilled in to take place across September and October before club football takes a place ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.
With a number of clubs’ fixture dates expected to change as a result, Football.London has run through the Spurs matches in the Premier League that could be impacted.
Matchday 1 – September 6 or 7
Tottenham’s opening group match will take place shortly after their sixth Premier League game of the season when they host newly-promoted Fulham the weekend prior.
Matchday 2 – September 13 or 14
Spurs continue their Champions League campaign a week later which will fall a handful of days after a trip to Manchester City and before a home fixture against Leicester.
Club football will then pause for around a fortnight when the international break rolls around until the start of October.
Matchday 3 – October 4 or 5
The third match of the group will come at a big point for Spurs as it falls just a few days after the short journey to Arsenal in the first North London Derby of the campaign.
Matchday 4 – October 11 or 12
Tottenham’s fourth match is scheduled to take place after an away game at Brighton and before they welcome Everton to north London.
Champions League football will then take a break for two weeks with the focus moved solely onto domestic action.
Matchday 5 – October 25 or 26
In the penultimate group game, Spurs will enter it on the back of a league meeting with Newcastle at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Matchday 6 – November 1 or 2
With Spurs hoping to have secured progression to the knockout stage by this point, their final match of the group comes at an awkward time.
The fixture is set a few days after Conte’s man travel to recently-promoted Bournemouth, while it is just before a big home clash against Liverpool.
Spurs Web Opinion
There are some tricky league matches before and after they play midweek in the Champions League, but that is all part of the game and Conte will make sure they are prepared for it all.
Spurs have negotiated tough schedules before with thin teams and they appear to be bulking up their options this summer to give them the best chance of success
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