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2021/22 Premier League fixture preview – Part 1

The Premier League officially announced the fixture list for the upcoming 2021/2022 season this morning.

Fans have reacted with mixed opinions on the order of fixtures. Some believe that a tough start could get Spurs into action early on and show how ready they are to be competing for a place in the Champions League spots. Others would have rather had a weaker opponent to help build confidence for the Lilywhites.

We all know that, no matter the order, Tottenham will have to play all 19 Premier League opponents twice in order to complete the season and push for a return to the Champions League.

Here is what to expect from Spurs’ first 10 fixtures:

Matchday 1: Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City

Stadium: Tottenham Stadium

Tottenham start their Premier League campaign facing the current holders Manchester City on opening weekend. Having recently losing a Carabao Cup Final to Pep Guardiola’s side, Tottenham will be keen to gain revenge and make the perfect start to the season, winning one of the significantly harder matches of ahead of an action-packed year.

Matchday 2: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur 

Stadium: Molineux Stadium 

Tottenham then travel to the Midlands to face Wolves, hoping to win their first away fixture. The hosts will have a new manager in post, but may be lifted with news of a return for Mexican forward Raul Jimenez. It is a game Tottenham will be favourites to win, but will face a Wolves team hungry to defeat the London side on home turf.

Matchday 3: Tottenham Hotspur vs Watford

Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Watford travel to North London following their return to the Premier League. Despite being a promoted side, the Hornets will be keen to put a fight up to show their claim for Premier League survival, or maybe a higher finish?

Matchday 4: Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur 

Stadium: Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace are known for being a “steady” team in the Premier League. The Eagles have remained as a team who finish amongst the mid table position in the league table, but are by no means favourite to claim a higher finish than their typical 12-15th usual finish. Tottenham will be expected to win, but Crystal Palace can always throw a surprise result at a “big 6” side as shown before!

Matchday 5: Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea

Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

The first in a London Derby double header starts at home against Chelsea. The Blues are expected to be competing to win the Premier League following a Champions League Final win over Manchester City. The big question is “who will have the pride of London” in this game? It promises to be a thriller!

Matchday 6: Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur

Stadium: The Library

The first North London derby of the season takes place at the Library. In their way stands a Tottenham team eager to maintain their stronger North London reputation after a 2-1 defeat in the previous season. A game which will have fans from across the globe watching.

Matchday 7: Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa 

Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 

Tottenham face Aston Villa after games against their biggest London rivals. Tottenham will come into the game as favourites but Aston Villa will look to exploit the quality of Jack Grealish and Ollie Watkins to force a surprise victory.

Matchday 8: Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur

Stadium: St. James’ Park

The Magpies always seem to salvage a result against Tottenham, whether it be home or away. Despite being underdogs, do not write off Steve Bruce’s side!

Matchday 9: West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspur 

Stadium: London Stadium

In another London derby, Tottenham will face rivals West Ham United, aiming to beat the Hammers after falling to a defeat and a draw in both fixtures last season. Whilst West Ham finished above Tottenham last season, Tottenham will be keen to prevent a similar finish next season. 

Matchday 10: Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United  

Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Manchester United will be keen to avoid another 6-1 defeat to Tottenham, but they may not be in a similar league position as they were at that point last season. They since managed a 3-1 win at the Tottenham Hotpur Stadium, one of the last matches of the rather short Jose Mourinho era at Spurs.

Spurs’ full fixture list for 2021/22 can be found here.

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