Tottenham Hotspur have a difficult set of fixtures coming up ahead of the World Cup but so do some of their other rivals for a top-four spot.

Spurs fell to their first defeat of the season on Saturday as Arsenal emerged 3-1 winners at the Emirates, with the home side being aided by Emerson Royal’s sending off just after the hour mark.

The result means that Antonio Conte’s men find themselves four points behind their North London rivals and three points behind Manchester City.

The Lilywhites will have to pick themselves up very quickly, with matches coming thick and fast over the next few weeks, including some big Champions League and Premier League fixtures.

Here are the next six Premier League games that Tottenham have coming up:

Brighton (A) – October 8

Everton (H) – October 15

Manchester United (A) – October 19

Newcastle (H) – October 23

Bournemouth (A) – October 30

Liverpool (H) – November 6

Spurs certainly have some difficult games on the horizon, including some challenging away trips, but some of Tottenham’s rivals also face a difficult set of matches in October.

Here’s what Arsenal’s, Chelsea’s and Man Utd’s next six matches look like:

Arsenal’s next six fixtures:

Liverpool (H) – October 9

Leeds (A) – October 16

Southampton (A) – October 23

Nottingham Forest (H) – October 30

Chelsea (A) – November 6

Wolves (A) – November 12


Chelsea’s next six fixtures:

Wolves (H) – October 8

Aston Villa (A) – October 16

Brentford (A) – October 19

Manchester United (H) – October 22

Brighton (A) – October 29

Arsenal (H) – November 6


Man United’s next six fixtures

Manchester City (A) – October 2

Everton (A) – October 9

Newcastle (H) – October 16

Tottenham (H) – October 19

Chelsea (A) – October 22

West Ham (H) – October 30


Spurs Web Opinion

All of these teams have quite a challenging schedule in October. So, the table could look quite different in a month. The next six games will prove an acid test for Tottenham’s ambitions this season on he back of their disappointing defeat at the Emirates.

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