Tottenham’s next five Premier League fixtures compared to ‘Big Six’ rivals

Tottenham Hotspur are in line to face the toughest challenge of their campaign so far in the next five Premier League fixtures.

Tottenham continued their unbeaten streak in the league as they capped off a 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest at the weekend with the help of a brace from Harry Kane.

Spurs are currently third in the standings, having earned ten points from the four matches they have played so far.

However, Antonio Conte’s side have been far from convincing in terms of their performances, which was once again the case against Forest on Sunday. They will need to start clicking soon if they hope to overcome the obstacles that await them in the future.

Let’s have a look at the north Londoners’ next five games in England’s top division:

West Ham (A) – August 31

The Hammers have endured a disappointing start to their campaign, having mustered just three points from four matches. Tottenham may not find a better time to face West Ham at their home stadium due to the hosts’ poor run of form.

Spurs’ London rivals have significantly bolstered their ranks this summer, but those new signings have not gelled together as of yet. The visitors are likely to gain the edge in this clash despite their uninspiring displays in the last three fixtures.

Fulham (H) – September 3

Tottenham’s recent match against Forest should be an example of why newly-promoted sides cannot be underestimated. That is especially the case with Fulham, who have looked impressive under Marco Silva after promoting to the English top-flight.

Fulham earned solid results against Liverpool, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brentford this season and even gave Arsenal a run for their money in their last game. The Lilywhites cannot afford to take them lightly in this situation.

Manchester City (A) – September 10

Man City are ahead of Spurs in the standings due to a plus two-goal difference, but the same number of points from four matches. Despite their comebacks, teams have shown that the Citizens are capable of slip-ups and are not as formidable as they were in the past.

The north London outfit got the better of Pep Guardiola’s team in the previous campaign, and repeating those results would be a huge boost to Conte’s hopes this season.

Leicester (H) – September 17

Leicester City have been poor under Brendan Rodgers this season, as they were for the most part last time around. They are dead last in the league table and even lost 2-1 against a Chelsea side who were down a man for large parts of their recent clash.

The Foxes have failed to make any significant additions to their squad and have even lost Kasper Schmeichel and are set to see Wesley Fofana (Daily Mail) leave as well in this window. Tottenham would be expected to win this game.

Arsenal (A) – October 1

The Gunners have been in fine form this season, but Tottenham will have the opportunity to dent their early success in this north London derby. Mikel Arteta’s team are the table toppers at the moment, although they are yet to face any of the Big 6 clubs.

This highly anticipated clash is expected to be even fierier as this could shape how both teams fare this campaign. A win would enable Spurs to exert dominance over their bitter rivals after pipping them to the Champions League spot last season.

Arsenal’s next five fixtures

Aston Villa (H) – August 31

Manchester United (A) – September 4

Everton (H) – September 11

Brentford (A) – September 18

Tottenham (H) – October 1

Manchester City’s next five fixtures

Nottingham Forest (H) – August 31

Aston Villa (A) – September 3

Tottenham (A) – September 10

Wolves (A) – September 17

Manchester United (H) – October 2

Chelsea’s next five fixtures

Southampton (A) – August 30

West Ham (H) – September 4

Fulham (A) – September 10

Liverpool (H) – September 18

Crystal Palace (A) – October 1

Manchester United’s next five fixtures

Leicester (A) – September 1

Arsenal (H) – September 4

Crystal Palace (A) – September 11

Leeds (H) – September 18

Manchester City (A) – October 2

Liverpool’s next five fixtures

Newcastle (H) – August 31

Everton (A) – September 3

Wolves (H) – September 10

Chelsea (A) – September 18

Brighton (H) – October 1

Spurs Web Opinion:

These stretch of matches will certainly test the depth of Tottenham’s squad, although their transfer business this summer should enable them to deal with this problem. Conte would need to use his options to the fullest to get through these games and enjoy favourable results.

Clashes against the PL champions and Arteta’s club would probably be the sternest of the challenges Spurs will face in that run, but others could also prove to be a difficult set of opponents on their day.

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