The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 2

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 2

With two matchweeks now complete, there's a couple of things we can say for certain. Firstly, this is going to be an entertaining season with the vast majority of teams seemingly having decided to not bother defending at all. Secondly, almost every team in the league still needs to make multiple signings. And finally, there will almost certainly be a couple of managers dismissed this side of Christmas. Liverpool and Tottenham entered the weekend with a lot of excitement as …
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 1

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 1

The Premier League is back. Eight games have been played, sixteen teams have begun their seasons, filled with a mix of optimism and trepidation. Teams coming off good seasons will have been hoping to carry that form into the new season and kick on up the table. Others will have wanted to shake off the stench of disappointment after a bad season last time around. For only the second time since the dawn of the Premier League era (05-06 the …
Jose Mourinho Must Look To His Past To See The Future For Spurs

Jose Mourinho Must Look To His Past To See The Future For Spurs

Jose Mourinho. Mention his name in a room full of football fans and it will immediately spark debate about him, his legacy, his personality, his successes and his failures. There can be no denying his place among the greatest managers of all time. From his appointment at Porto in 2002 until the end of his second season with Real Madrid in 2012, Mourinho was sensationally successful. Seven league titles in four different leagues. Two Champions Leagues with underdog teams in …
Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham supporters will be pleased that this season is coming to an end, but they will want to beat Crystal Palace to maintain the positive momentum they have built in recent weeks. It has been a turbulent period under Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese manager has faced criticism from many, but he will point to the league table since his arrival. In that period, Spurs sit in 4th position and that is a platform to build from. Meanwhile, Palace have once …
Tottenham v Arsenal Match Preview| Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham v Arsenal Match Preview| Team News, Stats & Key Men

North London derbies are always a treat. But, this is probably the weirdest, lowest stakes edition of the tie for decades. Neither team is fighting for the top four for the first time since 1994-1995. That said, it's still a North London derby and it's still Jose Mourinho vs Arsenal. Those factors alone make it can't miss television. Tottenham has struggled since the restart. They've only won two of their five matches post Covid-19 stoppage. That form has all but …
Bournemouth vs Tottenham | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Bournemouth vs Tottenham | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham will be looking to make it back-to-back wins as they travel to the South Coast on Thursday night to face Bournemouth. The Cherries have been woefully out of form and they look like they are headed towards relegation. That said, they have had some success against top-six opposition at the Vitality Stadium down the years and they will see this match as one that could revive their season. Although Spurs managed to pick up a win against Everton, they …
Tottenham vs West Ham United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham vs West Ham United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham returned to Premier League action with a 1-1 draw against Manchester United, which kept their slim hopes of a top four finish alive. They are now nine points behind Chelsea, but will know that fifth could be enough to clinch Champions League qualification. On Tuesday, they welcome local rivals West Ham United to North London. This is often a match that provides extra motivation for the visitors. It will be interesting to see if the passion remains without supporters …
Tottenham vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Premier League is finally back, albeit in strange circumstances without supporters in the stadium. All eyes will be on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Friday night, as Manchester United are the visitors. Both sides are looking to finish in the top four following the restart. For Spurs, they really need to get a positive result in the first match back, as defeat will see them fall seven points behind their opponents. In the earlier meeting of the two sides, …
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