Report: Premier League facing backlash after handing Spurs a derby advantage over Arsenal

The Daily Mirror have revealed that several clubs are up in arms over some of the fixture rescheduling done by the Premier League recently, including Tottenham’s clash against both Manchester City and Arsenal.

With Manchester City still going strong in their Premier League and both them and Arsenal making it to the quarterfinal of the Champions League, their fixtures with Spurs have been rescheduled.

City’s trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which was scheduled on April 20, will now be played at a later date since Pep Guardiola’s men play an FA Cup semifinal with Chelsea that weekend.

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Tottenham are set for two weeks without football

However, instead of rescheduling the Tottenham vs City game for the following midweek, the Premier League champions will play Brighton instead on Thursday, April 25.

This means that after Tottenham play Newcastle United on April 13, they could have a 15-day break before the North London Derby.

However, in that 15-day period, the Gunners are set to play four-crunch games with Aston Villa, Bayern Munich, and Wolves before travelling to N17 for the derby.

The Mirror explain that this has left some people furious and questioning the ‘integrity’ of the competition since it could not only have implications on the title race but also on the race for fourth, with the break giving Spurs a big edge over Villa, who are still in the Conference League.

Spurs Web Opinion

This is the inevitable consequence if the authorities keep increasing the number of fixtures, with the introduction of the Conference League making little sense to me.

This situation will only get worse next season as the Champions League enters its new format, with more games being added to the calendar.

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