Tottenham will play Crystal Palace in their opening match of the 2113-14 season. It will be the first time Spurs have started the season with a London derby since August,1999 when they lost by the only goal of the game at West Ham. The other matches in August before the first international break will be at home to Swansea City and then another London derby at The Emirates against Arsenal. Spurs will then play Norwich at White Hart Lane after the internationals.
Tottenham’s opening match of the 2013-14 season is at Crystal Palace. The first games of the new season will be played on Saturday, 17th August. It will be another few weeks, however, before the exact date will be known as the television companies have to select their matches for broadcasting.
Other important games are:
Arsenal (h) 15th March
Chelsea (h) 28th September (a) 8th March
West Ham United (h) 5th October (a) 3rd May
Fulham (a) 4th December (h) 19th April
Crystal Palace (h) 11th January
Manchester United (h) 30th November (a) 1st January
Manchester City (a) 23rd November. (h) 29th January
Liverpool (h) 14th December. (a) 29th March
Everton (a) 2nd November (h) 8th February
Cardiff City (a) 21st September (h) 1st March
Hull City (h) 26th October. (a) 1st February
Christmas and New Year Games:
Southampton (a) on 21st December followed by home games against WBA on Boxing Day and Stoke City before that game at Old Trafford.
The final game of the season will be at home to Aston Villa On 11th May.
All of the matches are liable to changes for television and Europa League fixtures.
Spurs have a number of difficult double headers – home matches against Chelsea and West Ham at the end of September and beginning of October, then two games against City and United in successive weeks in November. They also meet Chelsea and Arsenal in consecutive weeks in March.
The release of the fixture list always has supporters looking forward to the new season rather than dwelling on what has passed. The events, the highs and lows of season 2012-13 are officially consigned to history with a new positive approach taken on even though the new season is still over nine weeks away.