Football Season Guide

Tottenham Hotspur


Tanguy Ndombele (mid) Lyon; Jack Clarke (mid) Leeds; Georges-Kevin N'Koudou (att) Monaco – end of loan;


Kieran Trippier (r) (def) Atletico Madrid; Fernando Llorente (sp) (att) released; Vincent Janssen (att) Monterrey; Jack Clarke (mid) Leeds – on loan; Michel Vorm (gk) released;

For yet another year Tottenham were competitive with the best for only half a season, Spurs kept up the pace of Man City and Liverpool in the league up until Christmas, but lack of depth and injuries to key players once again saw the campaign turning into a solid, but far from brilliant one. Reaching the Champions League final for the first ever time in their history was a major success though, and after the new gem of a stadium was finally completed, the Lilywhites hope to establish as one of the main players in England for years to come. Keeping hold of likes of Eriksen, Alli, Son and Kane at the time of writing is important, but it is also important to find a way to keep the fragile Alli and Kane fit all season, an unachievable goal in the past 3 years. Signed holding midfielder Ndombele for a large fee this summer and he is expected to form the new backbone of the midfield. However, the departure of Trippier and recent injury of Aurier exposes weakness on right flank of defence, with Spurs still needing signings at both ends of the pitch. Coach Pochettino knows that at least 3-4 new signings are needed, particularly in attack where departures of Llorente and Janssen mean that Kane is the only typical centre forward. As things stand at the minute if everyone important stays fit Spurs can beat anyone, but this is major if.


Earning silverware is a must for Spurs this season, with the league title an unlikely goal, but challenging for the League Cup or FA Cup a more realistic target. Top 4 in the league remains the Holly Grail though.