Spurs could break an eight-season ‘curse’ when the PL fixtures are announced

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tomorrow morning will see the Premier League announce the fixtures for the 2019/20 season at 09:00 BST.

The opening matches will be played over the weekend of Saturday, 10 August and the season will end on Sunday, 17 May.

For the first time in Premier League history, the top flight clubs will get a mini mid-season break in February.

Over a two-week period, there will be only five matches on one weekend, with the other five games taking place the following weekend, ensuring that each team gets one week off.

Tottenham Hotspur have not played a home fixture to start their Premier League campaign in each of the past eight seasons which has meant frustration for supporters having to travel across the country to watch their side play rather than in N17.

Tottenham’s opening day Premier League fixtures over the past few seasons:

2018-19 – Newcastle United (A)
2017-18 – Newcastle United (A)
2016-17 – Everton (A)
2015-16 – Manchester United (A)
2014-15 – West Ham United (A)
2013-14 – Crystal Palace (A)
2012-13 – Newcastle United (A)
2011-12 – Manchester United (A)

Staggeringly, you have to go back to the 2010-11 season for the last time in which Tottenham opened the season at home when they faced Manchester City in a 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane.

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