The Premier League fixture list is out and Spurs have been handed a very tough run in November.
Tottenham will play the first North London derby of the season on the weekend of 5th November, as we take on Arsenal at the Emirates. After an international break we are at home to West Ham, before a trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea the following weekend.
The season starts off in rather easier fashion. An away trip to Everton promises to be tight, but it could be just the right time to play the Merseysiders before new manager Ronald Koeman begins to exert his influence.
Crystal Palace provide the first home opposition on August 20th, followed by Liverpool at home the next weekend. A nice run of games against Stoke, Sunderland and Middlesbrough takes Tottenham to the end of September.
Other notable fixtures in 2016 include Manchester City and the champions Leicester at home in October, then a trip to Old Trafford in early December. The Christmas fixtures look to be kind, with the side facing Hull and Burnley at home, before a Boxing Day trip to Southampton and then a match away at Watford on New Year’s Eve.
January kicks off with the return game at home to Chelsea. The last home match at White Hart Lane against Arsenal takes place on 29th April and forms part of a tricky run-in that includes Leicester and West Ham away, before culminating with the visit of Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United for the last ever game at the famous old stadium (let’s hope we can trust ourselves to not smash up their bus).
As ever, the fixture list means very little until Sky and BT get their hands on it, with Friday night matches on the menu next season, along with the normal televised games on Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings.