Tottenham Hotspur may have endured Champions League heartache last season after losing the final to fellow Prem side Liverpool, but they will go again next year.
Spurs finished in the top four of the Premier League last season and will, therefore, enter at the group stages, qualifying for pot two.
Some teams can find it difficult to juggle key Premier League fixtures and Champions League matches, often suffering from tiredness or travel fatigue.
So, ideally a team would not want any big Prem matches either side of Champions League games, but who have Spurs got this year?
In truth, Spurs have been handed a decent draw in terms of the group stages this year:
Sep 14 – Crystal Palace at home
Sep 17/18 – CL MATCHDAY ONE
Sep 21 – Leicester City away
Sep 28 – Southampton at home
Oct 1/2 – CL MATCHDAY TWO
Oct 5 – Brighton away
Oct 19 – Watford at home
Oct 22/23 – CL MATCHDAY THREE
Oct 26 – Liverpool away
Nov 2 – Everton away
Nov 5/5 – CL MATCHDAY FOUR
Nove 9 – Sheffield United at home
Nov 23 – West Ham away
Nov 26/27 – CL MATCHDAY FIVE
Nov 30 – Bournemouth at home
Dec 7 – Burnley at home
Dec 10/11 – CL MATCHDAY SIX
Dec 14 – Wolves away
Spurs Web Opinion:
I am over the moon with this scheduling for Spurs. Liverpool are the only Prem top six club that Tottenham will have to play either side of a Champions League group stage game. If Spurs strengthen their squad this summer to allow for rotation, hopefully competing in Europe won’t affect them too much with regards to the Prem.
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